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Power and Time: Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History

Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Natasha Wheatley

Abstract

Time is the backdrop of historical inquiry, yet it is much more than a featureless setting for events. Different temporalities interact dynamically; sometimes they coexist tensely, sometimes they clash violently. In this innovative volume, editors Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Natasha Wheatley bring together essays that challenge how we interpret history by focusing on the nexus of two concepts—“power” and “time”—as they manifest in a wide variety of case studies. Analyzing history, culture, politics, technology, law, art, and science, this engaging book shows how “temporal regimes” ... More

Keywords: time, temporality, history, imperial history, history of ideas, power, crisis, revolution, temporal conflicts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226481623
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226706016.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Edelstein, editor
Stanford University

Stefanos Geroulanos, editor
New York University

Natasha Wheatley, editor
Princeton University

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Front Matter

Chronocenosis: An Introduction to Power and Time

Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Natasha Wheatley

Part I Temporal Pluralities in Conflict

Part II Loops, Layers, Assemblages

Part III The Splintered Present

Part IV Speed(s)

Part V “Already Here … Just Not Evenly Distributed”: Heterochronies of the Future