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Social Acceleration A New Theory of Modernity

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ISBN-10: 0231148356

ISBN-13: 9780231148351

Edition: 2015

Authors: Hartmut Rosa, Jonathan Trejo-Mathys

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/9/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.57" wide x 8.98" long x 1.07" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English