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dc.contributor.editorJaneja, Manpreet K.
dc.contributor.editorBandak, Andreas
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-02T10:12:41Z
dc.date.available2020-11-02T10:12:41Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierONIX_20201102_9781000183764_9
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/42781
dc.description.abstractWe all wait – in traffic jams, passport offices, school meal queues, for better weather, an end to fighting, peace. Time spent waiting produces hope, boredom, anxiety, doubt, or uncertainty. Ethnographies of Waiting explores the social phenomenon of waiting and its centrality in human society. Using waiting as a central analytical category, the book investigates how waiting is negotiated in myriad ways. Examining the politics and poetics of waiting, Ethnographies of Waiting offers fresh perspectives on waiting as the uncertain interplay between doubting and hoping, and asks "When is time worth the wait?" Waiting thus conceived is intrinsic to the ethnographic method at the heart of the anthropological enterprise. Featuring detailed ethnographies from Japan, Georgia, England, Ghana, Norway, Russia and the United States, a Foreword by Craig Jeffrey and an Afterword by Ghassan Hage, this is a vital contribution to the field of anthropology of time and essential reading for students and scholars in anthropology, sociology and philosophy.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.otherAnthropology
dc.subject.otherSocial and cultural anthropology
dc.subject.otherSociology
dc.titleEthnographies of Waiting
dc.title.alternativeDoubt, Hope and Uncertainty
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003085317
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://taylorandfrancis.com/
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages232


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