Resistance in the Deceleration Lane: Velocentrism, Slow Culture and Everyday Practice by Marzena KubiszResistance in the Deceleration Lane: Velocentrism, Slow Culture and Everyday Practice by Marzena Kubisz

Resistance in the Deceleration Lane: Velocentrism, Slow Culture and Everyday Practice

byMarzena Kubisz

Hardcover | October 21, 2014

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Motivated by a desire to reflect critically on the ways in which speeds, both high and low, and their representations affect the construction, deconstruction and reconstruction of meanings around particular cultural texts, images and practices, Resistance in the Deceleration Lane uses the velocentric perspective to examine the phenomenon of «slow living» and its rhetoric. The book analyzes cultural practices which are inspired by the conviction that the increased speed of everyday life cannot be accepted unquestioningly. It portrays slowness as a strategy of contestation and resistance on one hand, and on the other it highlights the process of the gradual commercialization of the slow logo and suggests the rise of a post-slow stage in the history of speed.
Marzena Kubisz is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures at the University of Silesia (Poland). Her research focuses on body, multiculturalism and the social impacts of speed. She is the author of Strategies of Resistance. Body, Identity and Western Culture (Peter Lang, 2003).
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Title:Resistance in the Deceleration Lane: Velocentrism, Slow Culture and Everyday PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631655584

ISBN - 13:9783631655580

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Contents: Slowness – Simplicity and resistance – The temporality of (other) pleasure – New territoriality in an age of deterritorialization – Slow London – Slow travel – Slow lit – Post-slow – Speed – Velocentrism – Acceleration and modern experience – Streamlined culture and the rise of the mis-man.