Alienation and Acceleration

Alienation and Acceleration
Author: Hartmut Rosa
Publsiher: Aarhus University Press
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2010
Genre: Alienation (Social psychology).
ISBN: UOM:39076002966120

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Modern life is speeding-up, incessantly. This book presents an analytic framework to identify the causes and effects of the various speed-up-processes which define modernity - and it develops A Critical Theory of late-modern temporality.

Economy Society and Politics

Economy  Society and Politics
Author: Christian Fridrich
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2024
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9783658425258

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Questioning Play

Questioning Play
Author: Henning Eichberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2016-07-01
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781134821549

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What is play? Why do we play? What can play teach us about our life as social beings? In this critical investigation into the significance of play, Henning Eichberg argues that through play we can ask questions about the world, others and ourselves. Playing a game and asking a question are two forms of human practice that are fundamentally connected. This book presents a practice-based philosophical approach to understanding play that begins with empirical study, drawing on historical, sociological and anthropological investigations of play in the real world, from contemporary Danish soccer to war games and folk dances. Its ten chapters explore topics such as: play as a practice of search playing, learning and progress the light and dark sides of play playing games, sport and display folk sports, popular games, and social identity play under the conditions of alienation. From these explorations emerge a phenomenological approach to understanding play and its value in interrogating ourselves and our social worlds. This book offers a challenging contribution to the interdisciplinary field of the philosophy of play. It will be fascinating reading for any student or researcher interested in social and cultural anthropology, phenomenology, and critical sociology as well as the ethics and philosophy of sport, leisure studies, and the sociology of sport. .

Marx Alienation and Techno Capitalism

Marx  Alienation and Techno Capitalism
Author: Lelio Demichelis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2022-08-05
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9783031073854

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In this book, translated into English for the first time, Lelio Demichelis takes on a modern perspective of the concept/process of alienation. This concept—much more profound and widespread today than first described and denounced by Marx—has largely been forgotten and erased. Using the characters of Narcissus, Pygmalion and Prometheus, the author reinterprets and updates Marx, Nietzsche, Anders, Foucault and, in particular, critical theory and the Frankfurt School views on an administered society (where everything is automated and engineered, manifest today in algorithms, AI, machine learning and social networking) showing that, in a world where old and new forms of alienation come together, man is increasingly led to delegate (i.e. alienate) sovereignty, freedom, responsibility and the awareness of being alive.

Accelerating Academia

Accelerating Academia
Author: F. Vostal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2016-04-29
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781137473608

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Filip Vostal examines the changing nature of academic time, and analyzes the 'will to accelerate' that has emerged as a significant cultural and structural force in knowledge production.

The Philosophy of Play as Life

The Philosophy of Play as Life
Author: Wendy Russell,Emily Ryall,Malcolm MacLean
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-09-07
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781315454115

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It is now widely acknowledged that play is central to our lives. As a phenomenon, play poses important questions of reality, subjectivity, competition, inclusion and exclusion. This international collection is the third in a series of books (including The Philosophy of Play and Philosophical Perspectives on Play) that aims to build paradigmatic bridges between scholars of philosophy and scholars of play. Divided into four sections (Play as Life, Play as Games, Play as Art and Play as Politics), this book sheds new light on the significance of play for both children and adults in a variety of cultural settings. Its chapters encompass a range of philosophical areas of enquiry such as metaphysics, aesthetics and ethics, and the spectrum of topics explored includes games, jokes, sport and our social relationship with the Internet. With contributions from established and emerging scholars from around the world, The Philosophy of Play as Life is fascinating reading for all those with an interest in playwork, the ethics and philosophy of sport, childhood studies or the philosophy of education.

Handbook on Risk and Inequality

Handbook on Risk and Inequality
Author: Curran, Dean
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2022-09-06
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781788972260

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This unique Handbook charts shifts in the relationship between risks and inequalities over the last few decades, analysing how inequalities shape risk and how risks condition and intensify inequalities. Expert contributors examine the impacts of environmental, financial, social, urban, economic, and digital risks on inequalities, at both national and global levels.


Author: Hartmut Rosa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2019-07-26
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781509519927

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The pace of modern life is undoubtedly speeding up, yet this acceleration does not seem to have made us any happier or more content. If acceleration is the problem, then the solution, argues Hartmut Rosa in this major new work, lies in “resonance.” The quality of a human life cannot be measured simply in terms of resources, options, and moments of happiness; instead, we must consider our relationship to, or resonance with, the world. Applying his theory of resonance to many domains of human activity, Rosa describes the full spectrum of ways in which we establish our relationship to the world, from the act of breathing to the adoption of culturally distinct worldviews. He then turns to the realms of concrete experience and action – family and politics, work and sports, religion and art – in which we as late modern subjects seek out resonance. This task is proving ever more difficult as modernity’s logic of escalation is both cause and consequence of a distorted relationship to the world, at individual and collective levels. As Rosa shows, all the great crises of modern society – the environmental crisis, the crisis of democracy, the psychological crisis – can also be understood and analyzed in terms of resonance and our broken relationship to the world around us. Building on his now classic work on acceleration, Rosa’s new book is a major new contribution to the theory of modernity, showing how our problematic relation to the world is at the crux of some of the most pressing issues we face today. This bold renewal of critical theory for our times will be of great interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.