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Time and Memory
Time and memory

We have shown in earlier chapters the importance which many seminal writers now attach to the analysis of time and space. Indeed it is a presumption of this book that the social relations of disorganized capitalism are both temporally and spatially distinct. This was to be seen in the analysis of ‘mobile objects’, and especially in Harvey's thesis of time-space compression, and of Giddens’ dissection of time-space distanciation. Giddens for example says that ‘the fundamental question of social theory – the “problem of order”… – is to explicate how the limitations of individual “presence” are transcended by the “stretching” of social relations across time and space’ (1984: 35). This ‘stretching’ of social relations means that there has to be a ...

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