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Out of time: Fast subjects and slow living

Parkins, W. (2004) Out of time: Fast subjects and slow living. Time & Society, 13 (2-3). pp. 363-382.

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Slow living involves the conscious negotiation of the different temporalities which make up our everyday lives, deriving from a commitment to occupy time more attentively. This article considers the significance of time in practices of slow living and the imbrication of time and speed in notions of 'slowness' where slowness is constructed as a deliberate subversion of the dominance of speed. By purposely adopting slowness, subjects seek to generate alternative practices of work and leisure, family and sociality. I will focus on the Slow Food movement as a significant manifestation of both the desire for and the implementation of slow living through a reconceptualization of time in everyday life.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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