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? In case studies covering the United States, Asia and Europe, international experts follow routines and rhythms, their emotional and political dynamics and show how they are ancho

First Author: Shove, Elizabeth; Wilk, Richard; Trentmann, Frank; Ger, Guliz; Schatzki, Ted; Moskowitz, Marina; Slater, Don; Kravets, Olga; Jalas, Mikko; Southerton, Dale


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Bibliographic Information

Type: Book Chapter

Book Title: Time, Consumption and Everyday Life: Practice, Materiality and Culture (2009)

Page Reference: 17-34

ISBN: 9781847883650