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Title Time, consumption and everyday life : practice, materiality and culture / edited by Elizabeth Shove, Frank Trentmann and Richard Wilk
Published Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages) : illustrations
Series Cultures of consumption series, 1744-5876
Cultures of consumption series.
Contents Everyday practice and the production and consumption of time / Elizabeth Shove -- Timespace and the organization of social life / Ted Schatzki -- Re-ordering temporal rhythms : coordinating daily practices in the UK in 1937 and 2000 / Dale Southerton -- Disruption is normal : blackouts, breakdowns and the elasticity of everyday life / Frank Trentmann -- My soul for a seat : commuting and the routines of mobility / Tom O'Dell -- Routines : made and unmade / Billy Ehn and Orvar Lof̈gren -- Calendars and clocks : cycles of horticultural commerce in nineteenth-century America / Marina Moskowitz -- Fads, fashions and 'real' innovation : novelties and social change / Jukka Gronow -- The edge of agency : routine, habits and volition / Richard Wilk -- Buying time / Daniel Miller -- Seasonal and commercial rhythms of domestic consumption : a Japanese case study / Inge Daniels -- Special and ordinary times : tea in motion / Gul̈iz Ger and Olga Kravets -- Making time : reciprocal object relations and the self-legitimizing time of wooden boating / Mikko Jalas -- The ethics of routine : consciousness, tedium and value / Don Slater
Summary Has material civilization spun out of control, becoming too fast for our own well-being and that of the planet? This book confronts these anxieties and examines the changing rhythms and temporal organization of everyday life. It also looks at questions of coordination and disruption; cycles and seasons; and the interplay between power and freedom
Analysis Multi-User
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects.
Time management -- Social aspects.
Time -- Sociological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Shove, Elizabeth, 1959-
Trentmann, Frank.
Wilk, Richard R.
ISBN 1847883648 (paper)
1847883656 (cloth)
1847885934 (electronic bk.)
1847886248 (electronic bk.)
9781847883643 (paper)
9781847883650 (cloth)
9781847885937 (electronic bk.)
9781847886248 (electronic bk.)