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- DescriptionThe world is getting faster. This sentiment is proclaimed so often that it is taken for granted, rarely questioned or examined by those who celebrate the tion of an accelerated culture or by those who decry it. Sarah Sharma engages with that assumption in this sophisticated critical inquiry into the temporalities of everyday life. Sharma conducted ethgraphic research among individuals whose jobs or avocations involve a persistent focus on time: taxi drivers, frequent-flyer business travelers, corporate yoga instructors, devotees of the slow-food and slow-living movements. Based on that research, she develops the concept of power-chrography to make visible the entangled and uneven politics of temporality. Focusing on how people's different relationships to labor configures their experience of time, she argues that both speed-up and slow-down often function as a form of biopolitical social control necessary to contemporary global capitalism.
- Author BiographySarah Sharma is Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
- Author(s)Sarah Sharma
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication07/02/2014
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note24 photographs
- Weight295 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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