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The Resource Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left, Mark C. Taylor

Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left, Mark C. Taylor

Label
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left
Title
Speed limits
Title remainder
where time went and why we have so little left
Statement of responsibility
Mark C. Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives. When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable? Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art, technology, fashion, and finance, Mark C. Taylor presents an original and rich account of a great paradox of our times: how the very forces and technologies that were supposed to free us by saving time and labor now trap us in a race we can never win. The faster we go, the less time we have, and the more we try to catch up, the farther behind we fall. Connecting our speed-obsession with today's global capitalism, he composes a grand narrative showing how commitments to economic growth and extreme competition, combined with accelerating technological innovation, have brought us close to disaster. Psychologically, environmentally, economically, and culturally, speed is taking a profound toll on our lives. By showing how the phenomenon of speed has emerged, Taylor offers us a chance to see our pace of life as the product of specific ideas, practices, and policies. It's not inevitable or irreversible. He courageously and movingly invites us to imagine how we might patiently work towards a more deliberative life and sustainable world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Mark C.
Dewey number
303.48/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CB478
LC item number
.T383 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Speed
  • Speed
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Beschleunigung
  • Geschwindigkeit
  • Kulturkritik
  • Gesellschaftskritik
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Speed
  • Technology and civilization
Label
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left, Mark C. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dividing by connecting
  • Extreme finance
  • Reprogramming life, deprogramming minds
  • Meltdowns
  • Appendix: Final exams, Spring 1922, Arendtsville High School, Arendtsville, Pennsylvania
  • Introduction:
  • Speed traps
  • Addiction to speed
  • Invisible hands
  • Time counts
  • Windows shopping
  • Net working
  • Inefficient market hypothesis
Control code
ocn875644494
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 396 pages
Isbn
9780300206470
Lccn
2014935570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300206470
  • (OCoLC)875644494
Label
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left, Mark C. Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dividing by connecting
  • Extreme finance
  • Reprogramming life, deprogramming minds
  • Meltdowns
  • Appendix: Final exams, Spring 1922, Arendtsville High School, Arendtsville, Pennsylvania
  • Introduction:
  • Speed traps
  • Addiction to speed
  • Invisible hands
  • Time counts
  • Windows shopping
  • Net working
  • Inefficient market hypothesis
Control code
ocn875644494
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 396 pages
Isbn
9780300206470
Lccn
2014935570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300206470
  • (OCoLC)875644494

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