By Pamela Odih
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15). Advances in agrarian production had also reduced the labour intensity of farming. Consequently, population growth coincided with a transition in the mode of production and the large-scale redeployment of workers into manufacturing industries. At the end of the seventeenth century, about three-quarters of the population earned most of their livelihood from some type of agricultural work, with the majority living in villages and small towns. By the eighteenth century, a decline in agricultural work had resulted in the large-scale relocation of workers into the new industrial towns.
These businesses responded to the competition presented by London-based manufacturing firms by the establishment of trade journals. qxd 3/22/2007 7:08 PM Page 26 Advertising in Modern and Postmodern Times Counties. The Family Goldmine was described as ‘a compendium of useful household and general knowledge’ (quoted in Hindley and Hindley, 1972). The Introduction contained a lengthy encomium intended to steer local consumers away from merchant companies in the capital. Yet despite these promotional endeavours, the provincial merchants were usually outdone by their London rivals.
It heralded clock-time as the main organizing principle of modernist production. The mechanistic epistemology of Fordism fully embraced a perspective of time which posits metaphysical essences such as stable self-identity, transcendental laws, scientific analysis, objectivity and the existence of an objective reality. Time represents a taken-for-granted concept that remains largely unexplored and unquestioned even when it is the focus of social attention. , time and motion study). Time is presupposed as an objective, quantifiable phenomenon divisible into discrete units, an invariant quantity unaffected by the transformations it charts, a parameter in which actions are organized and structured.