Consumption and Public Life

Time, Consumption and the Coordination of Everyday Life

Autoren: Southerton, Dale

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  • Synthesises a multitude of  work in the field of time and society
  • Presents a number of philosophies, theories and empirical findings in a clear and accessible manner, outlining their differences and the insights that emerge from them
  • Provides the basis for how practice theory might deal with the big contemporary problems of coordination and synchronisation of activity
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Time pressure, speed and the desire for instant consumption pervade accounts of contemporary lives. Why is it that people feel pressed for time, in what ways have societies changed to create this condition, and with what implications?

 

This book examines critical contentions in the field of time and society, ranging from the emergence and dominance of ‘clock time’ and time discipline, the time pressures associated with consumer culture, through to technological innovation and the acceleration of everyday lives.

 

Through extensive analysis of empirical studies of the changing ways in which people organise and experience home, work, leisure, consumption and personal relationships, time pressure is shown to be a problem of the coordination and synchronization of activities. Appreciation of temporal rhythms – formed and reproduced through the organisation and performance of social practices – is necessary to tackle the challenges of coordination, and offers new avenues for analysing social issues such as sustainable consumption, health and well-being.

 

This book is essential reading for all of those interested in social change, consumption and time, including researchers and students from across the social sciences.  


Über die Autor*innen

Dale Southerton is Professor of Sociology of Consumption and Organisation at the University of Bristol and Honorary Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK; Adjunct Professor at Consumption Research Norway (SIFO), Norway; and Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology, Copenhagen University, Denmark.   

Inhaltsverzeichnis (8 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (8 Kapitel)

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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Time, Consumption and the Coordination of Everyday Life
Autoren
Titel der Buchreihe
Consumption and Public Life
Copyright
2020
Verlag
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Inhaber
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-60117-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-60117-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57251-5
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XII, 226
Anzahl der Bilder
1 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen
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