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Shaping the DayA History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800$
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Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199278206

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278206.001.0001

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Some Concluding Remarks

Some Concluding Remarks

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(p.407) 11 Some Concluding Remarks
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Shaping the Day
Author(s):

Paul Glennie

Nigel Thrift

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278206.003.0011

The main goals of this book, which involves further study of the practices of clock time, are reiterated in this concluding chapter. The study of the changing temporal practices involved in the evolution of clock time and clockmaking is summarized into three ‘revolutionary’ parts. In the first ‘revolution’, clock times become embedded in everyday life as mechanical clocks are used in standardized timekeeping. The second concerns the further division of hours into minutes and seconds while the third involves the emergence of specialized temporal communities whose activities comprise small units of time and the concepts of precision and accuracy. Also, the chapter summarizes accounts on the innovation of clock design, clock maintenance and repair, the history of watches, and the formal learning of clock time.

Keywords:   clock time, temporal practices, everyday life, subdivision of hours, temporal communities, clocks, watches

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