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Speeding Up Fast Capitalism : Cultures, Jobs, Families, Schools, Bodies - Ben Agger

Speeding Up Fast Capitalism

Cultures, Jobs, Families, Schools, Bodies

By: Ben Agger

Paperback Published: 11th June 2004
ISBN: 9781594510335
Number Of Pages: 192

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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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"A very personal critique and analysis of the postmodern stage of capitalism as transformed by the Internet and media culture. Agger has produced an impressive body of work."


Prefacep. v
Faster Capitalism?p. 1
Domination at the Speed of Lightp. 34
The Omnipresence of Workp. 60
Fast Families and Virtual Childrenp. 83
Fast Food, Fasting Bodiesp. 110
Slowmodernityp. 131
Referencesp. 169
Indexp. 175
About the Authorp. 185
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ISBN: 9781594510335
ISBN-10: 1594510334
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 11th June 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.24