Best On Time – rading–

On Time In This Pioneering History Of Transportation And Communication In The Modern Middle East, On Barak Argues That Contrary To Accepted Wisdom Technological Modernity In Egypt Did Not Drive A Sense Of Time Focused On Standardization Only Surprisingly, The Introduction Of The Steamer, Railway, Telegraph, Tramway, And Telephone In Colonial Egypt Actually Triggered The Development Of Unique Timekeeping Practices That Resignified And Subverted The Typical Modernist Infatuation With Expediency And Promptness These Countertempos, Predicated On Uneasiness Over Dehumanizing European Standards Of Efficiency, Sprang From And Contributed To Non Linear Modes Of Arranging Time Barak Shows How These Countertempos Formed And Developed With Each New Technological Innovation During The Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Contributing To A Particularly Egyptian Sense Of Time That Extends Into The Present Day, Exerting Influence Over Contemporary Political Language In The Arab World The Universal Notion Of A Modern Mechanical Standard Time And The Deviations Supposedly Characterizing Non Western Settings From Time Immemorial, On Time Provocatively Argues, Were In Fact Mutually Constitutive And Mutually Reinforcing.

Best On Time   – rading–
  • Kindle Edition
  • 360 pages
  • On Time
  • on Barak
  • English
  • 17 August 2017

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10 thoughts on “On Time

  1. says:

    Interesting book that looks at how technologies such as watches, the Gregorian calendar, trains and trams affected conceptions of time in Egypt The author looks at how these technologies were bound up with European capitalism and Eurocentric notions of time and productivity, and how in relation to these Egyptians were constructed as l...

  2. says:

    The prose is quite dense and often simply not good, but the arguments are fascinating Barak talks about dueling notions of time and what it is to be on or against time It s a great explanation of colonial understand...

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