Any books on time abolition, or industry v sleep cycles, etc?

Submitted by jadedctrl in books (edited )

Lately I've gotten into the idea of abolishing, or weakening, time as a social construct— it's only so important because of the capitalist mode of production, etc, and doesn't necessarily need to exist in its current form. The relation between sleep cycles and industry is also interesting…

Do any of y'all know of any books on or around this stuff? I haven't had too much luck looking, personally.

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greentea wrote

YES I AM ON A SIMILAR TIME-INQUIRY. I really am enjoying Shippen's Decolonizing Time (2014) and Adjaye's Time in the Black Experience. Please let me know if you find other literature

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greentea wrote

There's also Conflict, Doubt, Mediation: the Anthropology of Modern Time by Laura Bear, but I can't find it online for free so haven't read it

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I read the intro of Decolonizing Time today. Seems like it'll be good. But she's a Marxist, so I'm interested to see where she messes up because of that. Her work seems very US-centric also, so that seems likely to turn out to be a weakness.

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greentea wrote

Cool - and I agree with both. Super interested to hear what you think when you read more

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

There's pretty good stuff in f/Time. You might wanna start with having a look at Shippen's Decolonizing Time linked there.

Time, Work Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism is the best red short text I've found, and Zerzan's got a couple texts.

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keerin wrote

Matthew Walker - Why We Sleep is a very good book that does talk about natural circadian rhythm and advocates with evidence against the kind of thing you are talking about.

If you're not allergic to Joe Rogan, Matthew was on his show and the 2hr podcast is basically the contents of the book.

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shanc wrote

There's a bit in Bob Black's Abolish Work

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