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No Time: Stress and the Crisis of Modern Life [Paperback]

Heather Menzies
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30 Sep 2005
Everyone agrees: there aren't enough hours in the day. But what happened to the promise that technology would provide more leisure time? Instead, everyone is working harder and longer than they did 15 years ago, squeezed and scattered and stressed to the point of burnout. Coping with the dizzying pace of a society drowning in information overload, it's a wonder anyone functions normally.
Building on the success of "Whose Brave New World? and "Fastforward and Out of Control, Heather Menzies takes readers on a sobering tour of this troubling phenomenon, highlighting personal stories from a workaholic father and a woman suffering from chronic fatigue. Menzies details the root causes of the frantic quest to speed everything up; looks at the especially difficult situation for those such as teachers, nurses, and social workers who are responsible for social well being; and offers commonsense solutions to a problem affecting all of society.

Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Greystone Books,Canada (30 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155365045X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553650454
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 14.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,417,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a great piece of accessible sociology, investigating how and why our lives have become so fast. Menzies approaches the topic from a personal point of view as well as academically, rooting the subject in the real world of real people, which is entirely appropropriate - the internet, email and the instant world of our online 'virtual' selves are one of the key factors in the acceleration of our everyday lives.

A thought provoking read. Although once you've read it, you have no excuse.
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