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Railway Time and Rubber Time

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Tsuji, Yohko

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Abstract This article addresses the co-existence of rigid punctuality and a rubber-like flexibility in the Japanese conception of time. It examines how the clock and social norms shape the everyday use of time related to railways, work, and appointments in Japan. It demonstrates that multiple discourses of time and the complicated interactions among them create temporal complexity in which the seeming contradiction between rigidity and flexibility is compromised. The data derive from long-term participant-observation research among Japanese in Japan and abroad.
Thesaurusschlagwörter Japan
Freie Schlagwörter appointments; railways; social relationships; time;
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2006
Seitenangabe S. 177-195
Zeitschriftentitel Time & Society, 15 (2006) 2-3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961463X06066950
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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