Saving time : discovering a life beyond the clock
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New York : Random House, [2023].
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9780593242704, 059324270X
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xxx, 364 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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Published
New York : Random House, [2023].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780593242704, 059324270X

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-346) and index.
Description
"In her first book, How to Do Nothing, Jenny Odell wrote about the importance of disconnecting from the "attention economy" to spend time in quiet contemplation. But what if you don't have time to spend? In order to answer this seemingly simple question, Odell took a deep dive into the fundamental structure of our society and found that the clock we live by was built for profit, not people. This is why our lives, even in leisure, have come to seem like a series of moments to be bought, sold, and processed ever more efficiently. Odell shows us how our painful relationship to time is inextricably connected not only to persisting social inequities but to the climate crisis, existential dread, and a lethal fatalism."--Jacket flap.
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"Our daily experience, dominated by the corporate clock that so many of us contort ourselves to fit inside, is destroying us. It wasn't built for people, it was built for profit. This is a book that tears open the seams of reality as we know it-the way we experience time itself-and rearranges it, reimagining a world not centered around work, the office clock, or the profit motive. Explaining how we got to the point where time became money, Odell offers us new models to live by--inspired by pre-industrial cultures, ecological, and geological time--that make a more humane, more hopeful way of living seem possible. In this dazzling, subversive, and deeply hopeful reframing of time, Jenny Odell takes us on a journey through other temporal habitats. As planet-bound animals, we live inside shortening and lengthening days, alongside gardens growing, birds migrating, and cliffs eroding. The stretchy quality of waiting and desire, the way the present may suddenly feel marbled with childhood memory, the slow but sure procession of a pregnancy, or the time it takes to heal from injuries--physical or emotional. Odell urges us to become stewards of these different rhythms of life, to imagine a life, identity, and source of meaning outside of the world of work and profit, and to understand that the trajectory of our lives--or the life of the planet--is not a foregone conclusion. In that sense, "saving" time-recovering its fundamentally irreducible and inventive nature-could also mean that time saves us"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Odell, J. (2023). Saving time: discovering a life beyond the clock (First edition.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Odell, Jenny. 2023. Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock. Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Odell, Jenny. Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock Random House, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Odell, Jenny. Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock First edition., Random House, 2023.

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