24/7 Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep

ISBN-10: 1781683107
ISBN-13: 9781781683101
Edition: 2014
Authors: Jonathan Crary
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Description: 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 6/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life.Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation.From the Hardcover edition.

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