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Speeding up Fast Capitalism Cultures, Jobs, Families, Schools, Bodies

ISBN-10: 1594510334

ISBN-13: 9781594510335

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ben Agger

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In his 1989 book, Fast Capitalism, Ben Agger presented a framework for understanding late-20th century social problems. Speeding Up Fast Capitalism, a sequel to his earlier book, assesses social changes since the end of the 1980s brought about by information technologies such as the Internet, which have quickened the pace of everyday life. In Speeding Up Fast Capitalism, Agger assesses the impact of the Internet on consciousness, communication, culture and community, and evaluates the prospects of democratic social change. Where the earlier book was largely theoretical, Speeding Up applies critical theory to specific topics such as Internet culture, work, families, childhood, schooling, food, the body, and fitness. Although indebted to Fast Capitalism, the sequel appeals to an audience wider than theorists, including empirical sociologists, social scientists, and scholars in cultural disciplines.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/11/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Ben Agger is the author of many previous books on Media and Critical Theory, including Postponing the Postmodern: Sociological Practices, Selves, and Theories (2002).

Preface
Faster Capitalism?
Domination at the Speed of Light
The Omnipresence of Work
Fast Families and Virtual Children
Fast Food, Fasting Bodies
Slowmodernity
References
Index
About the Author