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dc.contributor.authorBittman, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-06T13:05:00Z
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 101(2), p. 185-187en
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7327en
dc.description.abstractEvery now and then a book comes along which boldly proclaims a great advance. 'Discretionary Time: A New Measure of Freedom' (Goodin et al. 2008) sets out to change our thinking about what makes for quality of life. But this is not merely a conceptual treatise, because it proposes a new yardstick and ambitiously attempts to persuade the reader by demonstrating the utility of this yardstick in a sustained concrete analysis. The book's arguments are built around a powerful central idea, namely that the ability to choose how you allocate your time lies at the core of a positive notion of freedom: "When we say that someone 'has more time' than someone else, we do not mean that she has literally a twenty-fifth hour in her day. Rather, we mean to say that she has fewer constraints and more choices in how she can spend her time. She has more 'autonomous control over her time'. 'Temporal autonomy' is a matter of having 'discretionary control' over your time" (Goodin et al. 2008: p4). Linking time to human capabilities is the kind of idea that one might expect to find in the writing of Sen (1985) or perhaps advanced as a key step up Maslow's (1970) ladder of hierarchical needs. This very attractive idea incidentally, gives immense significance to the study of time.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Researchen
dc.titleGoodin et al.'s New Measure of Freedom: Authors Meet Criticen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-010-9651-2en
dc.subject.keywordsSociological Methodology and Research Methodsen
dc.subject.keywordsSociologyen
local.contributor.firstnameMichaelen
local.subject.for2008160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methodsen
local.subject.for2008160899 Sociology not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciencesen
local.subject.seo2008970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Societyen
local.profile.schoolAdministrationen
local.profile.emailmbittman@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20110110-145514en
local.publisher.placeThe Netherlandsen
local.format.startpage185en
local.format.endpage187en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume101en
local.identifier.issue2en
local.title.subtitleAuthors Meet Criticen
local.contributor.lastnameBittmanen
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local.title.maintitleGoodin et al.'s New Measure of Freedomen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorBittman, Michaelen
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local.year.published2010en
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