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24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep by Jonathan Crary

By Jonathan Crary

24/7: past due Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores the various ruinous results of the increasing continuous strategies of twenty-first-century capitalism. now operates via each hour of the clock, pushing us into consistent task and eroding kinds of neighborhood and political expression, harmful the cloth of daily life.

Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation among an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and rising ideas of keep watch over and surveillance. He describes the continuing administration of person attentiveness and the impairment of belief in the obligatory exercises of latest technological tradition. even as, he indicates that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that's intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, issues to different extra bold and collective refusals of world-destroying styles of development and accumulation.

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