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The Resource The reform of time : magic and modernity, Maureen Perkins

The reform of time : magic and modernity, Maureen Perkins

Label
The reform of time : magic and modernity
Title
The reform of time
Title remainder
magic and modernity
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Perkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perkins, Maureen
Dewey number
304.2/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM656
LC item number
.P47 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time
  • Time management
  • Time measurements
  • Superstition
  • Magic
  • Prophecy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Magic
  • Prophecy
  • Superstition
  • Time management
  • Time measurements
  • Time
  • Zeitwahrnehmung
  • Geistesgeschichte
  • Wahrsagen
  • Großbritannien
  • Tijd
  • Tijdmanagement
  • Tijdmeting
  • Bijgeloof
  • Magie
  • Profetieën
Summary expansion
The decline of magic is generally discussed in the context of the rise of scientific knowledge and the spread of education. In this original critique, Maureen Perkins challenges such interpretations and argues that the nineteenth-century marginalisation of 'superstition' is part of a social history of time management. Perkins summarises the development of a sense of British temporal superiority and tackles enduring questions of colonialisation and class from the unusual angle of beliefs about time. She relates differing concepts of time to colonial discourse, particularly in relation to gypsies and Australian Aborigines, and to the development of national identity in calendar illustrations. She surveys technological developments in the calculation of time, and assesses the role of popular beliefs in astrology, books of fate, and prophetic dreaming. This fascinating study reveals how the increasing importance of accurate measurement of time in the modern world led to campaigns against the fatalism and apathy which popular practices, such as fortune-telling, supposedly encouraged
Label
The reform of time : magic and modernity, Maureen Perkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Superstition and progress -- 1. Clocks, calendars and centralisation -- 2. Fortune-telling -- 3. The interpretation of dreams -- 4. Timeless cultures -- 5. Calendar girls
Control code
50811086
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 158 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745317281
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9780745317298
  • 9780745317281
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fp3qz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50811086
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The reform of time : magic and modernity, Maureen Perkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Superstition and progress -- 1. Clocks, calendars and centralisation -- 2. Fortune-telling -- 3. The interpretation of dreams -- 4. Timeless cultures -- 5. Calendar girls
Control code
50811086
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 158 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745317281
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9780745317298
  • 9780745317281
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fp3qz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50811086
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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