Backstage might be referred to an area of a theatre, or any kind of spatial setting. However ‘stage’ could be also understood durational in terms of ‘period’ or ‘phase’. Thus what is the backstage of time?



In everyday life, time most often appears in the form of the clock – abstract, seemingly objective, a ‘natural’ fact of life. However, as researchers have long noted, time is not a neutral container for social life, but a source of values, concepts and logics that are used to negotiate the complexity of social life. Johannes Fabian - Time and the Other, p. 74


free time

invisible time

past present future

public time

The term public time doesn't usually appear in dictionaries, whereas public space does. Why is this so?