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The Social Construction of Time in Families
The social construction of time in families

A social constructionist perspective on time begins with the notion that our understanding of time is shaped by our cultural experience of time. In other words, time can be understood by examining the way that people experience the passage of time through their social and organizational behavior. What are the ways that they experience events and actions through time? What are the definitions that they bring to the passage of events and the relationships between changing events? What are the images and metaphors that they use to conceptualize time? A social constructionist position on time embraces the idea that time is “neither objectively given as ‘real’ time nor subjectively inaccessible to others ...

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