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Title: Some thoughts on the role of the perception of time in culture

Creator:

Wierciński, Mateusz

Date issued/created:

2006

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Archaeologia Polona Vol. 44 (2006)

Contributor:

Sadowski, Robert. Tł.

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

The article shows the consequences of Roman Ingarden's (1987) philosophical remarks on the human usage of time, which can have a creative or a destructive effect on culture. The two, fundamentally different, ways of perception or use of time, are discussed in their relation to the two types of culture, mostly applying Edward Hall's classification and interesting conclusions (1977). Hall's concept of the monochronic and polychronic time systems are presented here in brief. The problem of synchronization of social activity moves to the question of introducing a non-linear time-order. It is illustrated with the ethnographic data on the religion of contem-porary Bushmen, provided by Bradford Keeney (2003), and confronted with Johann Tauler's statements. Consequently, looking for the sources of the inner power, one can find at least two answers depending on the experience of different time-orders. Finally, it is stated that living according to only one perception of time, characteristic of a monochronic culture, and which Andrzej Wierciński names "the apish aperture of the present", is an adaptive illusion

References:

Duffy, K. 1996. Children of the forest. Africa's Mbuti Pygmies. Prospect Heights, Illinois. Hall, E.T. 1977. Beyond culture. New York ; Ingarden, R. 1987. Książeczka o człowieku (1st edition 1972). Kraków. Ingram, J. 1996. Płonący dom. Odkrywając tajemnice mózgu. Warszawa. Keeney, B. 2003. Ropes to God. Philadelphia ; Tanaka, J. and K. Sugawara 1999. The/Gui and//Gana of Botswana. In The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers, R. Lee and R. Daly (eds), 195-9. Cambridge. Tauler, J. 1985. Kazania. Poznań ; Tonkinson, R. 1991. The Mardu Aborigines: living the dream in Australia's desert. Wadsworth. Tuan, Y. 1987. Przestrzeń i miejsce. Warszawa ; Wierciński, A. 1994. Magia i religia. Szkice z antropologii religii. Kraków

Relation:

Archaeologia Polona

Volume:

44

Start page:

121

End page:

132

Format:

application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

0066-5924

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 357 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 358 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 356 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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