Alarm Clocks

  • Arthur Asa Berger


In this chapter we investigate the power of clocks, in many different forms, over our lives. We have wind-up clocks, digital clocks (the most popular form), and clock radios that tell us what the time is and have alarms to alert us when a certain time, that is important to use for one reason or another, is reached.

The alarm clock is a signifier of the way clocks control the lives of people who live in modern, complex societies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Asa Berger
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  1. 1.Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication ArtsSan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA

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