How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
Item # 9781612197494
Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important É but once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankindÕs role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress.
Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jennhy Odell is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book will change how you see your place in our world.
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Published by Melville House: April 2019
- 5 1/2in x 8 1/4in
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