Temporalities and Materialities. Introduction to the Thematic Issue on Time and Discourse

Kati Hannken-Illjes

Abstract


Introducing the thematic issue on time and discourse, this paper briefly shows how the problematization of time leads to an understanding of time as a multiplicity of coexisting temporalities rather than a continuous, even stream and suggests "rhythm" as one metaphor to grasp this multiplicity. Further on, the paper shows how by understanding time in discourse in the sense of times, the contributions to this issue, although coming from quite diverse disciplinary backgrounds, meet in methodologies that combine ethnography, science and technology studies, and laboratory studies.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0701299

Keywords


time; discourse; rhythm; materiality



Copyright (c) 2007 Kati Hannken-Illjes

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