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Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 03:52:12 -0400
Subject: Re: BHA: philosophical /sociology time scale


Hi Moodey
 

Thanks for the pointer to the social construct, i've got a good start.
>From a Bhaskarian point of view the four planner social cube has a constraining /enablement level for social construction. What is interesting to me is the constraining level  rather than enabling on on social construction plane. I'm still think about it, if constraining can result into social construct too.

A small note though on social construction - which one should I look at? 

I have the following in mind below these are mere examples.

A. society creates urban life with an immense need for energy then society looks for the cheapest (?) for example atomic energy from, which per our time scale (philosophical /sociology )start generating all unanticipated events know and unknown. Indeed here, there is also a counter level as a result of this type of social construct- the environmental social construct, i.e. the urban squeeze (space), decay etc. can we call it so?

B. society reproduces itself hence the institution of marriage  takes form - working, non-affluent and affluent off spring forms the core of society outlook. (evolutional or social construct ?) There is a difference here between urban /rural social construct looking deep down at the resulting futures of societies which  emerges as result- I am still investigating. Take for example the affluent fighting for the non affluent's cuase- which indeed is a counter structure generated as an institution of marriage forms - what is this type of social construct? 

c. Society creates blue-chip shares, as market growth in wireless   and mobile technology takes form. Share in mineral inputs get prestigious price fixture  etc. despite the sliding market projections (mechanistic social construct?)----> kondratieff cycles

It is quite an interesting subject  with enormous implications. I observe though, not conclusively that there is counter interplay of cultural, spiritual and economic time scale, generating or sustaining social construction trajectories in different forms. I'm still looking at it. 


bwanika.

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Richard Moodey <moodey001-AT-mail1.gannon.edu> wrote:

>Bwanika,
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>This might not be very helpful, but I believe that ALL time scales are 
>socially constructed -- they are symbolic constructions.  I do not know of 
>any unique time scales that have been constructed by sociologists.  There 
>are schemes of recurrence in the physical world that we have used in 
>constructing notions of days, months, and years, but the scales based on 
>these have been socially constructed.
>
>Dick Moodey
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>At 04:30 AM 10/01/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>>Dear Listers
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>>I am trying to understand or grasp (writing about) what can be termed as A 
>>SOCIOLOGICAL /(philosophical) TIME SCALE.  In fact there is a biological 
>>time scale as well as physical time scale, there is also a cosmological 
>>(not sure).
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>>My contention here is how to understand what a sociological(philosophical) 
>>time scale is. How i can define it.  Note that some of you have never 
>>lived or been touched with village life style as i have experience it in 
>>Africa - therefore your sociological/ philosphical/biological  time scale 
>>might be different from mine - i.e. urban time scale which might be 
>>measured along the environmental , medical and economic variables and so on.
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>>Listers , help me to understand this problem which has been worring in
>>the past recent  with an reference if there is any. Natural as well 
>>humanistic reference will do.
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>>thanks in advance
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>>Bwanika.
>>mailto: dbbwanika-AT-netscape.net
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>>n.b sorry for the bad english - i am trying.
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