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Culture of the Slow

Social Deceleration in an Accelerated World

  • NickĀ Osbaldiston

Part of the Consumption and Public Life book series (CUCO)

About this book

Introduction

Across the world, there has been a growing dissatisfaction with the tempo of modern life. Described simply as the 'slow phenomenon', this volume explores this new brand of living that entails not simply slowing down but an embracing of alternative activities that promote meaning, thoughtfulness, engagement and authenticity.

Keywords

Overconsumption Time Slow Movements Fashion Consumerism Sustainability Recession Authenticity Social Change Social Movements Place Speed Alternative Hedonism Regional Culture Critical Theory Downshifting Tantric Practices Creativity Scitovsky consumption culture Nation sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • NickĀ Osbaldiston
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityAustralia

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