In the Meantime: Toward an Anthropology of the Possible (Hardcover)

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By Adeline Masquelier (Editor), Deborah Durham (Editor)
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The "meantime" represents the gap between what is past and the unknown future. When considered as waiting, the meantime is defined as a period of suspension to be endured. By contrast, the contributors of this volume understand it as a space of "the possible" where calculation coexists with uncertainty, promises with disappointment, and imminence with deferral. Attending to the temporalities of emerging rather than settled facts, they put the stress on the temporal tactics, social commitments, material connections, dispositional orientations, and affective circuits that emerge in the meantime even in the most desperate times.

About the Author

Deborah Durham teaches at the University of Virginia. She conducts research in Botswana and Turkey. She is the co-editor of Youth, and Elusive Adulthoods: The Anthropology of New Maturities (Indiana, 2017). She is an Editor at Hau Books and is Deputy Editor for Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781800738867
ISBN-10: 1800738862
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: March 10th, 2023
Pages: 252
Language: English