«Time and local Identity» -short questionnaire


Ioanna, a graduating student in Social Anthropology, is doing her Masters on «Time in relation with the local identity of Ikaria, particularly the area of Rahes».

Ioanna will be in the island in a few days. Meanwhile, in order to test the ground and «catch the climate», she uploaded a questionnaire in http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hikingIkaria/

Ioanna’squestionnaire is very simple and appears as a poll. Because the subject interests me a lot and since my blog supports polls, I took it from the group and brought it here for as many of you to vote. You don’t have to be «connected to my blog» to do this. You can enter your vote after just signing in with a simple Yahoo ID.
If you wish, you can write to her and say more.

So here is the question:

«Clocks are out of place in Ikaria, a place where time runs differently, slower, without pressure and stress. The rythm of life on the island is, if not the most important, one of its most important characteristics«.

This is what sometimes people say. What do YOU say?

See statement and question in entry above
I absolutely agree; the quote describes a proven reality
6
The quote is valid only partially; for its most it describes an artificial image
4
It describes a situation valid only for the tourists, not for the residents
1
I disagree; this is a distorted image of the island and a negative stereotype; has to be refuted
0
I don’t have a clear opinion on the matter
1

Comments

(4 total)

wake up those nice girls; it’s a beautiful ikarian sleep but they will be roasted !

Wednesday July 12, 2006 – 02:09pm (EEST)

She (Ioanna not the sunbather necessarily) will have read the anthropologist Edward T Hall’s ‘The Dance of Life: the other dimension of time’ but she may not have read his memoire of his time among the Hopi and Navajo as a young man – ‘West of The Thirties’ – where he discovers what different time concepts different peoples have – i love this book.

Thursday July 13, 2006 – 12:00am (CEST)

very helpful; I hope Ioanna reads this.
(she is neither of the sunbathers but if she becomes one, then what? …)

Thursday July 13, 2006 – 04:48am (PDT)

she will appear with a good tan when she presents her thesis and the professors will appreciate because it will prove that she worked «on the field», not only at her desk and in the library.

Saturday July 15, 2006 – 03:03pm (EEST)



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