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 ›
Akhil Gupta notes that industrial, capitalist time, is often conceptually separated from the rhythm of natural time. It is added by Gupta that typically capitalist time is characterised as abstract, linear, and associated with Western development and progress, contradistinguished from… 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 ›