The Culture of Speed: The Coming of Immediacy

The Culture of Speed: The Coming of Immediacy

John Tomlinson


'John Tomlinson's new booklet is a call for participation to an event. It encompasses a worthwhile key to unencumber the doorways into the unmapped and unexplored cultural and moral of 'immediacy'. with out this key notion any longer it is going to no longer be attainable to make experience of the social life of our occasions and its ambivalences' - Prof Dr Ulrich Beck, college of Munich 'Tomlinson's learn is a such a lot welcome, stimulating and difficult exploration of the cultural effect and value of velocity in complicated sleek societies. It effectively interweaves theoretical discourse, ancient and modern analyses and inventive use of literary assets, all of that are mobilised so one can offer an unique, intellectually worthwhile and significant account of the altering importance of velocity in our daily experience' - David Frisby, London institution of Economics and Political technology Is the velocity of existence accelerating? if this is the case, what are the cultural, social, own and financial outcomes? This stimulating and obtainable booklet examines how pace emerged as a cultural factor in the course of business modernity. the increase of capitalist society and the shift to city settings used to be quick and tumultuous and used to be outlined through the idea in 'progress'. the 1st quandary confronted through societies that have been beginning to 'speed up' was once the way to control and regulate the method. The try and keep watch over the acceleration of lifestyles created a brand new set of difficulties, specifically the way velocity escapes rules and rebels opposed to controls. This trend of acceleration and keep watch over accordingly outlined debates concerning the cultural results of acceleration. in spite of the fact that, within the twenty first century 'immediacy', the combo of quick capitalism and the saturation of the standard by way of media applied sciences, has emerged because the middle function of keep watch over.

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