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Time, Capitalism, and Alienation


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Acknowledgements Introduction CHAPTER 1: THEORY, METHOD, TIME A) Alienation, reification, method and time B) Time in the social sciences: `Social time' C) Norbert Elias, Barbara Adam and time studies: Towards a concept of social time CHAPTER 2: THE ORIGIN OF CLOCK-TIME, AND THE ORIGIN OF CAPITALISM A) The innovation of the clock: clock-time, wage-labour and commerce in context B) The transition from feudalism to capitalism C) The clock-time infrastructure D) Newton's time E) Remarks on pre-capitalist social time relations CHAPTER 3: CAPITALIST SOCIAL TIME RELATIONS A) Clock-time in the capitalist context B) Value formation, appropriation, and abstract time C) Labour-market, capitalist industrialisation and clock-time D) World Standard Time E) Alienated time and reified time F) The temporal forms of domination and resistance Conclusion Bibliography Index

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Jonathan Martineau, Ph.D. (2012), York University, currently teaches at Concordia University and at Universite du Quebec a Montreal. He has published Marxisme anglo-saxon: Figures contemporaines (Montreal, Lux, 2013), as well as many articles and translations

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