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The Resource Social acceleration : a new theory of modernity, Hartmut Rosa ; translated by Jonathan Trejo-Mathys

Social acceleration : a new theory of modernity, Hartmut Rosa ; translated by Jonathan Trejo-Mathys

Label
Social acceleration : a new theory of modernity
Title
Social acceleration
Title remainder
a new theory of modernity
Statement of responsibility
Hartmut Rosa ; translated by Jonathan Trejo-Mathys
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Hartmut Rosa advances an account of the temporal structure of society from the perspective of critical theory. He identifies three categories of change in the tempo of modern social life: technological acceleration, evident in transportation, communication, and production; the acceleration of social change, reflected in cultural knowledge, social institutions, and personal relationships; and acceleration in the pace of life, which happens despite the expectation that technological change should increase an individual's free time. According to Rosa, both the structural and cultural aspects of our institutions and practices are marked by the "shrinking of the present," a decreasing time period during which expectations based on past experience reliably match the future. When this phenomenon combines with technological acceleration and the increasing pace of life, time seems to flow ever faster, making our relationships to each other and the world fluid and problematic. It is as if we are standing on "slipping slopes," a steep social terrain that is itself in motion and in turn demands faster lives and technology. As Rosa deftly shows, this self-reinforcing feedback loop fundamentally determines the character of modern life."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1965-
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Rosa, Hartmut
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM656
LC item number
.R6713 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Trejo-Mathys, Jonathan
Series statement
New directions in critical theory
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  • Time perception
  • Time pressure
  • Time
  • Social change
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
Social acceleration : a new theory of modernity, Hartmut Rosa ; translated by Jonathan Trejo-Mathys
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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. Temporal structures in society ; Two contemporary diagnoses of the times ; A theory of social acceleration: Preliminary considerations. -- Part 1: The categorical framework of a systematic theory of social acceleration. From the love of movement to the law of acceleration: Observations of modernity ; What is social acceleration?. -- Part 2: Mechanisms and manifestations: A phenomenology of social acceleration. Technical acceleration and the revolutionizing of the space-time regime ; Slipping slopes: The acceleration of social change and the increase of contingency ; The acceleration of the "pace of life" and paradoxes in the experience of time. -- Part 3: Causes. The speeding up of society as a self-propelling process: The circle of acceleration ; Acceleration and growth: external drivers of social acceleration ; Power, war, and speed: State and military as key institutional accelerators. -- Part 4: Consequences. Acceleration, globalization, postmodernity ; Situational identity: Of drifters and players ; Situational politics: Paradoxical time horizons between desynchronization and disintegration ; Acceleration and rigidity: An attempt at a redefinition of modernity ; Conclusion: Frenetic standstill? The end of history
Control code
802103202
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xl, 470 pages
Isbn
9780231519885
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012029515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)802103202
Label
Social acceleration : a new theory of modernity, Hartmut Rosa ; translated by Jonathan Trejo-Mathys
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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. Temporal structures in society ; Two contemporary diagnoses of the times ; A theory of social acceleration: Preliminary considerations. -- Part 1: The categorical framework of a systematic theory of social acceleration. From the love of movement to the law of acceleration: Observations of modernity ; What is social acceleration?. -- Part 2: Mechanisms and manifestations: A phenomenology of social acceleration. Technical acceleration and the revolutionizing of the space-time regime ; Slipping slopes: The acceleration of social change and the increase of contingency ; The acceleration of the "pace of life" and paradoxes in the experience of time. -- Part 3: Causes. The speeding up of society as a self-propelling process: The circle of acceleration ; Acceleration and growth: external drivers of social acceleration ; Power, war, and speed: State and military as key institutional accelerators. -- Part 4: Consequences. Acceleration, globalization, postmodernity ; Situational identity: Of drifters and players ; Situational politics: Paradoxical time horizons between desynchronization and disintegration ; Acceleration and rigidity: An attempt at a redefinition of modernity ; Conclusion: Frenetic standstill? The end of history
Control code
802103202
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xl, 470 pages
Isbn
9780231519885
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012029515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)802103202

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