Time’s Arrow in Tázlár (and in Anthropology)

Before the times of socialism, Tázlár was a small boondocks community of the Great Plain in Hungary. In the 1970s, when the author started his fieldwork there, he found quick development, constructions and future oriented people. Now, many homes are for sale, the land was privatised but the output is smaller. Since 2012, the primary school belongs again to the church, not because Tázlár residents have nostalgia for the Horthy era but to secure the finances for the institution. The author uses the ‘anthropology of time' approach in his local history and ethnographic analysis.