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The Resource Pressed for time : the acceleration of life in digital capitalism, Judy Wajcman

Pressed for time : the acceleration of life in digital capitalism, Judy Wajcman

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Pressed for time : the acceleration of life in digital capitalism
Title
Pressed for time
Title remainder
the acceleration of life in digital capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Judy Wajcman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The technologically tethered, iPhone-addicted figure is an image we can easily conjure. Most of us complain that there aren't enough hours in the day and too many e-mails in our thumb-accessible inboxes. This widespread perception that life is faster than it used to be is now ingrained in our culture, and smartphones and the Internet are continually being blamed. But isn't the sole purpose of the smartphone to give us such quick access to people and information that we'll be free to do other things? Isn't technology supposed to make our lives easier? In Pressed for Time, Judy Wajcman explains why we immediately interpret our experiences with digital technology as inexorably accelerating everyday life. She argues that we are not mere hostages to communication devices, and the sense of always being rushed is the result of the priorities and parameters we ourselves set rather than the machines that help us set them. Indeed, being busy and having action-packed lives has become valorized by our productivity driven culture. Wajcman offers a bracing historical perspective, exploring the commodification of clock time, and how the speed of the industrial age became identified with progress. She also delves into the ways time-use differs for diverse groups in modern societies, showing how changes in work patterns, family arrangements, and parenting all affect time stress. Bringing together empirical research on time use and theoretical debates about dramatic digital developments, this accessible and engaging book will leave readers better versed in how to use technology to navigate life's fast lane. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wajcman, Judy
Dewey number
304.2/37
Index
index present
LC call number
HM656
LC item number
.W35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time
  • Time pressure
  • Time perception
  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Time perception
  • Time pressure
  • Time
Label
Pressed for time : the acceleration of life in digital capitalism, Judy Wajcman
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Tools for time -- High-speed society: is the pace of life accelerating? -- Time and motion: machines and the making of modernity -- The time-pressure paradox -- Working with constant connectivity -- Doing domestic time -- Time to talk: intimacy through technology -- Finding time in a digital age
Control code
874902027
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 215 pages
Isbn
9780226196473
Lccn
2014010889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)874902027
Label
Pressed for time : the acceleration of life in digital capitalism, Judy Wajcman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Tools for time -- High-speed society: is the pace of life accelerating? -- Time and motion: machines and the making of modernity -- The time-pressure paradox -- Working with constant connectivity -- Doing domestic time -- Time to talk: intimacy through technology -- Finding time in a digital age
Control code
874902027
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 215 pages
Isbn
9780226196473
Lccn
2014010889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)874902027

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