Video and audio

Jane Gyer: Prophecy and the Near Future


BBC Radio 4 discussion of the “price of time” in contemporary capitalism:



Reading List

Barbara Adam (1994) ‘Perceptions of Time’, in Tim Ingold (ed.) Companion Encyclopaedia of Anthropology. London: Routledge: 503-526.

Maurice Bloch & Jonathan Parry (eds.) (1982) Death and the Regeneration of Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Evans-Pritchard (1940) The Nuer. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Ch. 3: ‘Time and Space’.

Edmund Leach (1961) ‘Cronus and Chronos’, and, ‘Time and False Noses’, in Stephen Hugh-Jones & James Laidlaw (eds.) The Essential Edmund Leach, Vol I. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Stafford Stafford “What Is Going to Happen Next?”. In Questions of Anthropology edited by Rita Astuti, Jonathan Parry and Charles Stafford, 55-77. New York and Oxford: Berg, 2007.

E.P. Thompson (1967) ‘Time, Work-Discipline and Industrial Capitalism’. Past and Present 38:56-97.

Further Reading

Bear, Laura. “Doubt, Conflict, Mediation: The Anthropology of Modern Time.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 20 (2014): 3-30. URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jrai.2014.20.issue-s1/issuetoc

Current Anthropology Vol. 43, No. S4, August/October 2002

Special Issue Repertoires of Timekeeping in Anthropology. URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/ca.2002.43.issue-S4

Alfred Gell (1992) The Anthropology of Time. Oxford: Berg.Anthony Good (2000) ‘Congealing Divinity: Time, Worship, and Kinship in South

Jane Guyer. “Prophecy and the near Future: Thoughts on Macroeconomic, Evangelical, and Punctuated Time.” American Ethnologist 34, no. 3 (2007): 409-21.

Jacques Le Goff (1980) Time, Work, and Culture in the Middle Ages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

McKim Marriott (1966), ‘The Feast of Love’, Milton Singer (ed.), in Krishna: Myths, Rites and Attitudes. East-West Center Press.

Daniel Miller (ed.) (1993) Unwrapping Christmas. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Good, A 2000, ‘Congealing divinity: time, worship and kinship in South Indian Hinduism’ Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol 6, pp. 273-292.

Joel Robbins. Becoming Sinners – Christianity and Moral Torment in a Papua New Guinea Society.  Berkeley California: University of California Press, 2004. (esp. Chapter 4 on “Contemporary Urapmin in Millennial Time and Space”)

Victor Turner (1969) The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure. London: Routledge.

Arnold van Gennep (1960 [1909]) The Rites of Passage. London: Routledge. Chapters 1 – 3.