Effects of the pocket watch in breaking up agrarian time
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Dugan, D. (2004). Effects of the pocket watch in breaking up agrarian time [Video file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/676
The pocket watch became a symbol of regulation and became associated with urban, trade, and merchant life, as opposed to the slower rhythms of agricultural life dominated by the seasons. Control over the length of things became a right – as in torture. Simon Schaffer explains.
industrial revolution, urbanization
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