Joshua Keating reports that not all territories have always been interested in adopting a standardised social time. The U.S. national time is provided as an example of this, in which the railroad network demanded a country-wide common clock, despite cities… Read More ›
Mark Smith observes that with the proliferation of clocks and watches during periods of American slavery, plantation owners forced slaves to move from a temporality which naturally revolved around the sun and stars, to an existence governed by the clock…. Read More ›
Capitalist commodifications of time alienate humans from the concrete time of ecosystems – Martineau.
Jonathan Martineau describes capitalism’s commodification of time according to measures of commercial value as having alienated humans from the concrete time that is associated with bodies, emotions, and the ecosystem. In reducing time to calculations of market based exchange value,… Read More ›