The Culture of Speed: The Coming of Immediacy

The Culture of Speed: The Coming of Immediacy

John Tomlinson


'John Tomlinson's new publication is a call for participation to an experience. It includes a important key to release the doorways into the unmapped and unexplored cultural and moral of 'immediacy'. with out this key notion any more it's going to no longer be attainable to make feel of the social lifestyles of our instances and its ambivalences' - Prof Dr Ulrich Beck, college of Munich 'Tomlinson's research is a so much welcome, stimulating and not easy exploration of the cultural effect and value of pace in complicated glossy societies. It effectively interweaves theoretical discourse, ancient and modern analyses and creative use of literary resources, all of that are mobilised so that it will offer an unique, intellectually worthwhile and significant account of the altering value of velocity in our daily experience' - David Frisby, London institution of Economics and Political technological know-how Is the speed of lifestyles accelerating? if this is the case, what are the cultural, social, own and financial outcomes? This stimulating and obtainable booklet examines how velocity emerged as a cultural factor in the course of commercial modernity. the increase of capitalist society and the shift to city settings used to be quick and tumultuous and was once outlined via the assumption in 'progress'. the 1st drawback confronted by means of societies that have been beginning to 'speed up' used to be tips to keep watch over and regulate the method. The try to keep an eye on the acceleration of lifestyles created a brand new set of difficulties, specifically the way velocity escapes law and rebels opposed to controls. This trend of acceleration and regulate as a consequence outlined debates concerning the cultural results of acceleration. in spite of the fact that, within the twenty first century 'immediacy', the mix of quickly capitalism and the saturation of the typical via media applied sciences, has emerged because the middle function of regulate.

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