Alienation And Acceleration: Towards A Critical Theory Of Late-modern Temporality (summertalk)

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ISBN : 8787564149

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Modern life is speeding-up, incessantly. Strange as it is, while the art of saving time reaches unprecedented heights through the introduction of ever-new technologies of communication and production, it nevertheless feels like we are running out of time. In all western societies alike, time-famine is rising and individuals report the impression that they have to run faster and faster each year - not in order to get somewhere, but just to stay in place! This book presents an analytic framework to identify the causes and effects of the various sped-up-processes which define modernity - and it develops a critical theory of late-modern temporality. Crucial for this is the idea that acceleration in the end leads to monstrous forms of alienation from time and space, from things and actions - and from self and others.
Author : Hartmut Rosa
ISBN : 8787564149
Language : English
No of Pages : 111
Publication Date : 8/9/2010
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.2x5.7x0.4
Book weight : 0.01

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