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by Maureen Perkins

  • Author: Maureen Perkins
  • ISBN: 0745317294
  • ISBN13: 978-0745317298
  • ePub: 1808 kb | FB2: 1261 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Politics & Government
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (May 20, 2001)
  • Pages: 168
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 361
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The Reform of Time: Magic and Modernity ePub download

In this original critique, Maureen Perkins challenges such interpretations and . She surveys technological developments in the calculation of time, and assesses the role of popular beliefs in astrology, books of fate, and prophetic dreaming.

In this original critique, Maureen Perkins challenges such interpretations and argues that the nineteenth-century marginalisation of ‘superstition’ is part of a social history of time management. Perkins summarises the development of a sense of British temporal superiority and tackles enduring questions of colonialisation and class from the unusual angle of beliefs about time.

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Book Description: The decline of magic is generally discussed in the context of the rise of scientific knowledge and the spread of education

Book Description: The decline of magic is generally discussed in the context of the rise of scientific knowledge and the spread of education. In this original critique, Maureen Perkins challenges such interpretations and argues that the nineteenth-century marginalisation of ‘superstition’ is part of a social history of time management. Perkins summarises the development of a sense of British temporal superiority and tackles enduring questions of colonialisation and class from the unusual angle of beliefs about time

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Pluto Press, London 2001. ix, 158 pp. Ill. £4. 0. Paper: £1. 9) - The Reform of Time. Pluto Press, London 2001. Highfield uses elements from the Harry Potter series to discuss modern science, and vice versa. Travelers' tales: Magic and superstition on early modern European and London stages. Heidi Breuer, Crafting the Witch: Gendering Magic in Medieval and Early Modern England

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Maureen Perkins, in her book The Reform of Time: Magic and Modernity elaborates on the interplay of progress and modernity. Granta 130, 23 Feb. 2015. Clocks, Calendars and Centralisation. This interplay plays an important role in advancement of the society. The perspective with which one looks at these two terms vary (.

The decline of magic is generally discussed in the context of the rise of scientific knowledge and the spread of education. In this original critique, Maureen Perkins challenges such interpretations and argues that the nineteenth-century marginalisation of ‘superstition’ is part of a social history of time management. Perkins summarises the development of a sense of British temporal superiority and tackles enduring questions of colonialisation and class from the unusual angle of beliefs about time. She relates differing concepts of time to colonial discourse, particularly in relation to gypsies and Australian Aborigines, and to the development of national identity in calendar illustrations. She surveys technological developments in the calculation of time, and assesses the role of popular beliefs in astrology, books of fate, and prophetic dreaming. This fascinating study reveals how the increasing importance of accurate measurement of time in the modern world led to campaigns against the fatalism and apathy which popular practices, such as fortune-telling, supposedly encouraged.
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