Time and World Politics

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Time and World Politics

Fall 2020

Taught By: Anne McNevin

Section: A

CRN: 8777

Credits: 3

What is the relationship between the conceptualisation of time, the experience of time, and the course of world politics? How and why is time a site of political struggle and epistemological contestation? This course investigates the temporal assumptions that sit behind prevailing approaches to world politics, the deployment of time for purposes of political legitimation, and the political imaginaries enlivened by alternative temporal frames. The readings are interdisciplinary, engaging for example with clock time, quantum time, geological time, industrial time, developmental time and indigenous conceptions of time. The readings also engage with different ways of experiencing time as pace, rhythm, waiting, pause, process and event. We will explore the significance of time for big questions in world politics such as the Anthropocene, border control, decolonization and work. Students will be encouraged to inquire into their particular areas of interest from the perspective of time and temporality.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:51am 2/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020