Time-rich: 1960s counterculture and time as affluence in a dropout community in Hawai‘i

  title={Time-rich: 1960s counterculture and time as affluence in a dropout community in Hawai‘i},
  author={Lucy Pickering},
  journal={HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory},
  pages={625 - 639}
  • Lucy Pickering
  • Published 8 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
What does it mean to be rich? This paper explores prosperity from the perspective not of material affluence but of temporal affluence. Drawing on ethnographic material from an American counterculture dropout community in Hawai‘i, I examine ways in which material lack and temporal plenty can be bound together and understood not as privation but as affluence. Bringing Sahlins’s (1972) work on the “Zen solution to scarcity and want” and the seminal countercultural text Be here now (Ram Dass 1971… 



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