How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Hardback)
  • How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Hardback)
zoom

How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Hardback)

(author)
£26.99
Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 09/04/2019
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to doing nothing (at least as capitalism defines it).

Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s 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 is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book is a four-course meal in the age of Soylent.

Publisher: Melville House Publishing
ISBN: 9781612197494
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 216 x 146 mm

You may also be interested in...

From Beirut to Jerusalem
Added to basket
The Gunpowder Plot
Added to basket
Ghost Wars
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Ten Days That Shook the World
Added to basket
Farewell Kabul
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Them: Adventures with Extremists
Added to basket
The Dirty War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Che Guevara
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Voices from the Grave
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Arab Uprisings
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
William Wilberforce
Added to basket
Another Day of Life
Added to basket
The Looming Tower
Added to basket
The Provos
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: