Making Time in Maintenance Work

Strebel, I., Fürst, M. F., & Bovet, A. (2019). Making time in maintenance work. Roadsides, 1, 11-17.

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In engaging technologies and the built environment within the social sciences, there increasingly have been appeals to examine the intricacies of time and temporalities in our collective interactions with science and technology more thoroughly. This seems particularly relevant when we consider the rhythms, cycles, rituals, (a)synchronicities, and time horizons of infrastructural configurations. Studying repair and maintenance practices reveals how temporal properties of infrastructure are not only conceptually relevant in understanding socio-material relations, but also of very practical concern to members of society engaging in such relations.