Culture of the Slow

Social Deceleration in an Accelerated World

  • Nick Osbaldiston

Part of the Consumption and Public Life book series (CUCO)

About this book


Across the world, there has been a growing dissatisfaction with the tempo of modern life. Described simply as the 'slow phenomenon', this volume explores this new brand of living that entails not simply slowing down but an embracing of alternative activities that promote meaning, thoughtfulness, engagement and authenticity.


Overconsumption Time Slow Movements Fashion Consumerism Sustainability Recession Authenticity Social Change Social Movements Place Speed Alternative Hedonism Regional Culture Critical Theory Downshifting Tantric Practices Creativity Scitovsky consumption culture Nation sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Nick Osbaldiston
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-33538-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31944-9
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