Temporality is the understood nature and quality of time, and the experience of time. In modernity, linear and rational time have been the dominant models and have been asserted across the planet through colonialism. It is what Russell West-Pavlov (2013) calls a natural-seeming “common sense time” which conceals “coercive forces” and “may be one of the most powerful instruments of ideology.” It is a uniform time, rather than a universal time, a singularity rather than a pluralistic simultaneity of times.
On the contrary, there are multiple temporal regimes within the dynamic processes of life on the planet. In a coeval regime of thought, temporality corresponds not to a single dominant time, nor the naturalization of the dominant time of capital, but rather plural times which exist simultaneously.