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    ISBN: 9780191085666
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (xiii, 210 Seiten)
    Edition: First edition
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    DDC: 306
    Keywords: Time--Sociological aspects ; Electronic books ; Soziologie ; Geschwindigkeit ; Beschleunigung ; Lebensqualität
    Abstract: There is widespread perception that life is faster than it used to be. This book argues that popular and scholarly claims about acceleration gloss over the complex relationship of technology, speed and time. Rather than digital devices rushing us, our experience of always being rushed is the result of the priorities and parameters we ourselves set.
    Abstract: Cover -- The Sociology of Speed -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Contributors -- Introduction: The Powerful are Fast, the Powerless are Slow -- Outline of the Book -- Part I: Theories -- Part II: Materialities -- Part III: Temporalities -- Part I: Theories -- 1: Simmel and Benjamin: Early Theorists of the Acceleration Society -- Introduction -- Simmel: Money, the City, and the Acceleration of Time -- Benjamin: Modernity and the Dialectics of Time -- Conclusions -- 2: De-Synchronization, Dynamic Stabilization, Dispositional Squeeze: The Problem of Temporal Mismatch -- Introduction: Speed and the True Nature of Time Pressure -- The Disappearance of Leisure -- The Temporalities of Social Class -- The Driving Wheels of Acceleration: The Mode of Dynamic Stabilization -- Social Acceleration and Social De-Synchronization -- Macro-Level: The Ecological Crisis -- Inter-Social De-Synchronization: The Crisis of Democracy -- Intra-Social De-Synchronisation: The Financial Crisis -- Micro-Level: The Global Burnout Crisis -- Conclusion: De-Synchronization, Technology,and the Time-Budget -- 3: Accelerating to the Future -- Part II: Materialities -- 4: Capital´s Geodesic: Chicago, New Jersey, and the Material Sociology of Speed -- Transmitting Prices from Chicago to New Jersey by Fiber-Optic Cable -- When Two-Thirds of the Speed of Light is Not Enough:The Shift to Microwave -- The Material and the Social -- 5: Digital Cultures of Use and their Infrastructures -- Misalignments: When Connectivity Is There but Not the Apps -- Underutilization of Digital Apps in Low-Income Neighborhoods -- Useful Apps for Low-Income Workers and Neighborhoods -- Apps that can Strengthen Collective Space -- Finance Depends on Digital Capacities but It Is Not About the Digital -- Civil Society Goes Global but Mostly Stays in the Old Neighborhood.
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