The essays collected in this dossier focus on the diverse ways that temporalization is rescued, remade, or renounced in the crises and catastrophes that have transformed everyday life in contemporary Japan. As a rhythmanalysis of both crisis and the everyday, we draw on the work of Henri Lefebvre and what he called “qualitative moments.” In recalling forms of memoration, residues, remnants, and reminders of the past, such embodied specific temporal tenses can be put to work repairing breaks in the rhythms of daily life and constituting the building blocks of a renewed sense of everydayness.
Introduction|August 01 2015
boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 19-21.
Anne Allison, Harry Harootunian, Christopher T. Nelson; Introduction. boundary 2 1 August 2015; 42 (3): 19–21. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01903659-2919468
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