Grant McCracken: The Reclocking of America (and the Death of the Mall)

Grant McCracken: The Reclocking of America (and the Death of the Mall)
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Historian E.P. Thompson suggested that as industrial capitalism took hold in the West, we began to organize time in new ways. A ritual cycle was replaced by a model in which leisure days were fewer and more concentrated. The West was being, in effect, reclocked.

Grant McCracken, Cultureby
  • 10 december 2010

The English historian E.P. Thompson suggested that as industrial capitalism took hold in the West, we began to organize time in new ways.   A ritual cycle with lots of saints days and religious celebrations was replaced by a model in which leisure days were fewer and more concentrated (on the weekend, in the summer, etc.)  The West was being, in effect, reclocked.  (My term, not his.)

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