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''... brilliantly original ... brings cultural and post-colonial theory to bear on a wide range of authors with great skill and sensitivity.' Terry Eagleton
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 20th 2001 by Pluto Press (first published 2001)
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Bronislava
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Veľmi zaujímavá antropologická esej o čase a jeho nedostatku; v poslednej kapitole sú sformulované konkrétne návrhy. Vtipné a prístupné aj bežnému čitateľovi (bez slovníka cudzích slov). Za termín "akademické plačky" udeľujem autorovi (alebo prekladateľkám?) veľkú pochvalu.

Ak podľa Allenovej metódy GTD je najvyššia perspektíva nahliadania na osobný život 50 000 stôp (cca 15 km), tak Eriksen ponúka perspektívu celej spoločnosti z družice na strednej orbite (2 000 až 35 000 km).

Vďaka tejto knihe m
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Una
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cilvēkiem, kas visu laiku ir aizņemti, bet neko nesanāk izdarīt
Recommended to Una by: Oskars - kaut kad. Un Ilze Lokmane.
Shelves: non-fiction
Interesanta un svarīga grāmata, ko būtu vajadzējis izlasīt pirms vairākiem gadiem. Sarakstīta ap 2000. gadu; tehnoloģijas, par ko viņš raksta, protams, ir mainījušās, bet ietekmes uz cilvēku dzīvi un domāšanu tikai pastiprinājušās.

Dažas atziņas:
1. Mūsdienās problēma nav tikt pie informācijas, bet atlasīt svarīgo.
2. Kad nav noteikta darbalaika, nav arī brīvā laika. Ja vien to apzināti neatdala.
3. Laiks sadrūp sīkumos, iespēja ilgāku laiku nodoties kādam lielam darbam kļūst par luksusu.
4. Tas mai
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A prince from Serendip
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A book everyone who lives in the "information age" should read. Eriksen presents the complications brought on by the technical innovations of the late twentieth century (and onwards), in a time when most people are concerned about how we can further proceed with our innovations. In order to describe our present(which he refers to as the "information age"), Eriksen describes the past, thus providing a good overview on what shaped the twentieth century, and why technology developed as it did.

Even
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Rebecca
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's interesting to read a book from the cusp of the true internet-era today; and rather than going out of date, the book is remarkably prescient, identifying the trends that have led to our harried contemporary reality just as they were being felt for the first time. The suggestions he makes in the conclusion seem like utopian fantasies to me, which is too bad, because they are good ideas. For example: I would like govt. and labor contract rules limiting the degree to which people are required ...more
Ivana
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A už len naozaj začať brániť svoj pomalý čas a rýchly využívať ako rýchly a nie zacyklený.
Kuszma
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Van ebben a könyvben egy megkapó metafora: hogy régen az ember kapott egy kupac lego kockát, mellé egy használati utasítást, és abból felépítette magát. Most meg ugyanúgy megkapja a lego kockákat, csak a használati utasítás elkallódott, és a tenger sok fragmentált információmorzsára (reklámokra, internetes megmondóemberekre, esetleges kósza apai intelmekre, stb.) támaszkodva magának kell kitalálnia, hogy akkor mi is legyen. Megmondom őszintén, szerintem ez izgalmas állapot. Felépíteni önmagam vo ...more
Daya
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sociologie, sociology
Konečně někdo vystihl, jak nic nestíháme a čím víc máme udělátek na ulehčení práce, tím je času méně. zajímavě, vtipně napsané.
Brandon Moskun
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthro, nordic
one of the rare anthropology books that is both easily accessible and relevant to the casual reader. A little dated though as it was written around 2000
Dalibor
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kenneth Aus
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interessant, selv over 15år etter utgivelsen. Boken gir en fin innfallsvinkel på Eriksens syn på begynnelsen av 2000-tallet, med enkelte morsomme referanser. Særlig er henvisningen til WAP og potensiell klikkhysteri en presis antakelse om utviklingen av tekniske løsninger. Gir en fin indikasjon på verdien av tid. Det eneste jeg ikke fant like treffende til resten av boken var kapittelet om musikk.
Jaroslav Kořínek
Oct 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Interesting ideas, but a lot of unnecessary stuff, which the author probably likes but do not provide any benefits for the reader. Also, quite a few mathematical and statistical mistakes are present in this book (3rd print) which should not be the case in such a book.
Lukáš Richter
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O tom, jak nám technologie změnily život.
Hulda
Oct 11, 2014 added it
Thomas Hylland Eriksen nevnte på et foredrag ved UiO i fjor høst at denne boka ironisk nok var utdatert allerede da den ble utgitt. Likevel skisserer den et viktig tidsbilde og er strengt tatt mer aktuell i dag enn på tidlig 2000-tall. (Dessuten ble jeg litt nostalgisk av å tenke på WAP-telefoner og telefaxer.)

Langsom tid nå! er kampropet i siste kapittel. Dette er verdt å ta til seg, for i vår distraherte tidsalder blir ansvaret for livskvalitet og mening overlatt individet. I avisene står det
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Filip
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: journalism
Eriksen's book may have quite big impact when it was published, but unfortunately doesn't have much to say in 2013. I don't mean by that that the topic wouldn't be relevant today. Quite the contrary - it has probably never been more relevant than now, but Eriksen simply doesn't add anything interesting to what is already a huge topic of a public discussion. What I particularly dislike is a biased and one-sided approach that sounds like anything new is bad and anything old good (see for example h ...more
Madara
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Although the communication devices rapidly changed since 2000, book is still easy understandable for those who are born in "digital era".Author gives many samples, concept of time as something valuable. Something that's measurable and never enough. As devices steals so much time, can human find harmony of using em? He perfectly describes fulfillment of useless information as a junk food, trying to figure out what would stay valuable for next decade. Author does not moan "hey this is not going ri ...more
Amir Bardo
Dec 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a must-read book for today's society where we are constantly doing more and more things without really focusing on what is important. This book sums up many things about the benefits and hindrances of "fast time". It also gives some insight of why it could be important to slow down and take things easy.
Kim
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: progression
En litt tung bok som jeg hørte på lydbok for noen år siden. Personlig syntes jeg den var litt rotete og lite systematisk. Det blir en del fram og tilbake mellom temaer.

Forfatteren diskuterer hvordan vi hele tiden jakter på nye opplevelser i dagens samfunn. Inneholder dog endel interessante betraktninger, blant annet rundt arbeidsliv som en arena for personlig utvikling.
Jakub Jóźwiak
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Kiedy czas podzielony zostaje na odpowiednio małe kawałki, w końcu przestaje istnieć jako ciągłość. Na koniec nie ma już nic, poza rozkrzyczaną, przepełnioną chwilą, która tkwi w miejscu z szaloną prędkością"
Umar
Feb 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book! I can't believe I didn't put this into my list before since its influenced me so much. The paradoxes of our age and how the faster we go, the slower we are...very powerful. Others have written on this, but this is a really precise, revealing piece that is very easy to digest.
John
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very good read about the way computers can have us whirling around without achieving anything. This book is a few years old so he doesn't talk about Facebook, Twitter or Wikipedia, that fount of unformation.
SonicRim
Dec 22, 2011 added it
Shelves: featured
A brilliant counter argument by an Anthropologist that dishes all the values that technology companies promise to the mankind. Speed, Efficiency and Productivity. It forces us to consider that not everyone around the world aspires what technology companies want us to believe we need.
Eetu Ahovalkamo
Interesting topic!
Oskars Kaulēns
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
pārsteidzoši precīzs modernā laikmeta portretējums. gausais un straujais laiks informācijas laikmetā. mēs esam vergi vai pavēlnieki?
Sara
Sep 03, 2008 rated it it was ok
pretentious. the author makes a few very good points, but an unnecessarily difficult read.
Jazeps
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Laba grāmata, bet latviskais tulkojums un izdevums kopumā ir drausmīgs. Izskatās kā melnraksts.
Trond
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somewhat dated. Although most of the points the author makes are valid, the book bears marks of being written before 2008.
Lelde Kristiana
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tik daudz atklāsmju un taisnību, kuras ikdienas dzīvē nemaz nebiju/neesmu ievērojusi. Paldies, Ēriksen!
Edwin
Jan 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: timemanagement, time, work
Brilliant book
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Thomas Hylland Eriksen (born 6 February 1962) is professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo. Born in Oslo, he has done field work in Trinidad and Mauritius. His fields of research include identity, nationalism, globalisation and identity politics. Eriksen finished his dr. polit.-degree in 1991, and was made professor in 1995, at the age of 33. In the years 1993-2001 he was editor o ...more

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