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What is singularly distinct about the automobile is that it brackets the time of its occupant(s) from the time of the occupants of other automobiles: it is a running critique of the time of collectivities and cohesive communities. Though its very justification is that it creates social time, keeping (in the jargon emblazoned across the advertisements of more than one corporate giant) the world “connected,” the automobile is inherently defiant of social time. The nexus between fast food, the obsession with speed, the shortness of time, and the decline of conviviality is nowhere better demonstrated than in the picture of the atomistic individual drawing up in his or her car to the take-out lane of the fast-food restaurant and being served while seated in the car.

To reterritorialize temporality, and to make it work in the cause of humanity rather than as an affront to the spirit of humankind, is to relocate time in the body, in foodways and lifeways, and in such cultural practices as walking, writing letters, idling, and conversing. The politics of time is yet to open itself to us, but the time when we shall be let in to its secrets is not so far removed. 2 Politics in Our Times In the midst of the immense discussion over the coming of the new millennium, comparatively little attention was paid to the contours of global politics in the twentieth century.

Considering late modernity’s enchantment with speed, and the rapid transformation of time into a commodity, which is sold and purchased in the marketplace, it is scarcely surprising that the most visible degradation of what I have described as RailTime has occurred in the United States. C. to Boston, where several metropolises are found along the stretch, trains are mainly used by various categories of people with much “time on their hands,” such as men and women in retirement or hobos, or by those who wish to signal their dissent from the technological fixations of American society, or by those who construe trains as a romantic leftover from an earlier era of industrialization.

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