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Discusses the nature of time, its perception, natura rhythms, biological cycles, the timing of social behavior, human habits, artifacts, customs, and traditions
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Michael K. Young is Professor of Japanese Law, George Washington University.From Library Journal:
The balance between cyclical and linear time is the key to the "puzzle" of social structure in this extended, elegant essay by a prominent sociologist. Young explores the impact of repetition and change on social evolution through analogies with chronobiology, molecular biology, and evolutionary biology, and insights from literature, philosophy, and history. His sections on habit and custom are particularly interesting. Young questions the tendency to replace a rhythmic, cyclical, sun-centered society with an artificial, clock-regulated, metronomic one. This thought-provoking book will be appreciated by scholars and informed readers. Kathryn Hammell Carpenter, Innovative Management Svces., Forest Park, Ill.
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