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Time, Consumption and Everyday Life

Practice, Materiality and Culture

October 15, 2009 | Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781847883643
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Has material civilization spun out of control, becoming too fast for our own well-being and that of the planet? This book confronts these anxieties and examines the changing rhythms and temporal organization of everyday life. How do people handle hurriedness, burn-out and stress? Are slower forms of consumption viable?
This volume brings together international experts from geography, sociology, history, anthropology and philosophy. In case studies covering the United States, Asia, and Europe, contributors follow routines and rhythms, their emotional and political dynamics, and show how they are anchored in material culture and everyday practice. Running themes of the book are questions of coordination and disruption; cycles and seasons; and the interplay between power and freedom, and between material andnatural forces. The result is a volume that brings studies of practice, temporality and material culture together to open up a new intellectual agenda.

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About this Author

Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University.   Frank Trentmann is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London.   Richard Wilk is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Indiana University.

ISBN: 9781847883643
Format: Trade Paperback
Series: Cultures of Consumption
Pages: 256
Publisher: Palgrave Distribution
Published: 2009-10-15

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