FORA.tv Speaker - Kevin Birth

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Biography

Kevin K. Birth is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Queens College, City University of New York. He specializes in the study of cognition and cultural ideas of time. His publications include Any Time is Trinidad Time (1999), Bacchanalian Sentiments (2008), and Objects of Time (2012), as well as numerous articles on topics ranging from the temporal construction of history, human circadian rhythms and globalization, the medieval cockcrow, field methods for the ethnographic research on time, and how time-reckoning tools embody cognitive assumptions. Most recently, he conducted research on the management of the global time system and the potential effects of eliminating the leap second from the global timescale. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California at San Diego.

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Clocks, Politics, and Changing Times

10.16.13 | 01:02:54 min | 1 comment