Time as a dimension for understanding European diversity
Sociology University of Minho Braga, Portugal
Starting from the idea that time dimension is absolutly important to further understand european dynamics, diversity politics nowadays, this paper intends to discuss the theorethical links between time and identity underlining how can social sciences approach present day social reality through the pespective of time. The paper uses information provided from several documental sources which address the main social queries of present day societies as well as future ones and assumes the need to include in social research the dimension of time, duration and temporality. The paper also envisages to present a coherent view on studies of time underlining the possibilities of treating it as an independent subject of study by which social experience of the world is hermeneutically understood.