I wish to thank Harold Bershady, Haim Erder, Renee Fox, Erving Goffman, Samuel Klausner, William Labov, Victor Lidz, Braulio Munoz, Philip Rieff, and Yael Zerubavel for their critical and helpful comments on an earlier version of this paper.
Timetables and Scheduling: On the Social Organization of Time*
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2007
Volume 46, Issue 2, pages 87–94, April 1976
How to Cite
ZERUBAVEL, E. (1976), Timetables and Scheduling: On the Social Organization of Time. Sociological Inquiry, 46: 87–94. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-682X.1976.tb00753.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2007
An analysis of the social organization of time, done through the main institutions and processes that govern the temporal regulation of social life. namely timetables and scheduling. The conventional basis of our standard time orientation is discussed along with the social order underlying regular patterns relating to the fundamental temporal features of social events (duration, sequence. timing, tempo), and issues concerning scheduling.