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Title“Having nothing to do”. New epistemologies to understand contemporary social times
Author(s)Araújo, Emília Rodrigues
Duque, Eduardo Jorge
Franch, Mónica
KeywordsSocial time
Doing nothing
Lack of time
Issue date2013
PublisherUniversidade de Aveiro
JournalRevista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais
Abstract(s)This communication discusses the meaning of the expressions "do nothing" and "having nothing to do", in the context of contemporary society. We leave of the idea that the social experience is increasingly mediated by the paradox between the experiences of "lack of time" and “time in abundance", which is currently classified as "empty”. Both expressions characterize social actors’ narratives and actions of in their daily lives. They are both significant sociologically, by signalling a gap between the forms of social and cultural organization of the world – the world as it is and presents itself, with its manifold and alternatives – and people’s subjectivities – the ways in which the subject understands himself/herself and his/her everyday experience in that world and gives meaning to it.
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CECS - Artigos em revistas internacionais / Articles in international journals
DS/CICS - Artigos em Revistas Nacionais/Articles in National Journals

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