24/7: Time and Temporality in the Network Society

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Stanford University Press, 2007 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
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For better or worse, the information and communication revolution has transformed our economic, cultural, and political world. On an individual scale, many of the traditional social, political, and cultural habits of mind and ways of being that evolved under the regime of the clock are changing rapidly, including the way individuals save, spend, and optimize time. At the organizational level, the pacing of innovation, levels of production, and new product development, are no longer temporally fixed due to the effects of living in a networked society and in the networked economy. 24/7 brings together leading thinkers from a variety of disciplines to analyze the differing relationships to time in an accelerated society. Offering much-needed insight and perspective into new issues and problems, this unique volume is the first to offer a wide range of cutting-edge thought on the new economic, cultural, and political world of the networked society. The book includes contributions from the leading scholars in this area, such as Barbara Adam, Mike Crang, Thomas Hylland Erikson, and Geert Lovink.

 

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Contents

Time in the Network Society
14
Network Time
37
Chronotopographies of Action
62
Time in the Mix
122
Network Experience
173
CyberLack
195
Limits to Fast Capital
219
Finding Time and Place for Trust in ICT Network Organizations
235
Time Regimes in the Network Society
255
Index
279
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Robert Hassan is a Research Fellow in the Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne. Ronald E. Purser is a Professor of Management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University.

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