‘Time out!’: Why we’re talking about time, all the time

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Time is not a metaphysical dimension independent of human struggle and agency, but a set of practices through which social and political life is organised. Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic and protests against racism can all be understood as timing struggles – clashes over the organisation of dynamic structures, institutions and relationships – that are imbued with political power but also the potential for resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-21
Number of pages12
JournalRenewal: a journal of social democracy
Issue number4
Early online date6 Nov 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Nov 2020


  • timing
  • brexit
  • covid-19
  • BlackLivesMatter
  • George Floyd
  • time


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