Reorganization of Time and Cultural Regimes during the Economic Crisis : How to Construct a Future

Monday, 11 July 2016: 11:00
Location: Hörsaal 45 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Gilles VERPRAET, University Paris OUest Nanterre, France
The relation between past and present, ie the duration of past in the present time has been a main focus of historian Koselleck so to enlight  the horizon of expectation and the perceived time of experience, within the historical narrations. This “questioning” can be applied during the economic crisis, on the sociological  relevance of  the Zimberlo framework. Our socio anthropological approach  focus on diversified groups concerned directly or indirectly by the process and effects of economic crisis. The socio anthropological approach consider the reorganization of time during the life cycle ( active /passive professional, men/ women, settled migrant/ new migrant). The sociological question comes to balance the structuration of time  and the multiple reorganization of time in life cycle.  The winners of this new regime of acceleration are young educated people as  high tech qualified. In crisis, fatalism could appear as the dominant feeling of time, as discourse of  decline . Can be observed how people, household and social groups effects try to  frame a future  sustained by their own resource between positive past and negative past.

Diagnosis : Hedonism time can be distributed between past conforted regime ( heritage) and winner of accelerated regime (IT Professional and finance professional). Fatalism concerned the disorganization of time without possibility to construct a future. The modern struggle concerns the large tension between the diverse reorganizations of time and the precarious construction of future, requiring access to some adequate  ressources ( education, public norms, private ressources).In this view we notice a strong reorganization of the regime of culture (perception, aspiration, enabling cultural practice ) between the past informed regime ( Halbwachs, Bourdieu) and the new accelerated regime based on network information. The past / present regime is disorganized for a network accelerated regime (Coleman, Castells, Rosa ). It requires multifacet socio antropological analysis.