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Alberta Advantage Podcast

Apr 27, 2020

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Essential workers are experiencing a speed-up as demand for their services increases, while millions stay home— as their own sense of time, and the separation between "life" and "work," blurs. How is it that we came to be ruled by clocks, and how did people experience time prior to industrial capitalism? Team Advantage explores the phenomenon of capitalist time-discipline, consulting E. P. Thompson, Moishe Postone, and Mark Fisher (among others) as resources.

Thanks to our central Canadian correspondent Brendan (@Neeedleseye) for joining us!

Sources for this episode:
E. P. Thompson, "Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism"
Moishe Postone, "Time, Labor, and Social Domination"
Mark Fisher, "Cybertime Crisis Lecture" (YouTube)
Ivor Southwood, "Non-Stop Inertia"
Barbara Ehrenreich, "Bait and Switch"
Daniel Greene and Daniel Joseph, "The Digital Spatial Fix"
Jonathan Crary, "24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep"