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Publisher Description

A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention - and our personal information — that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world

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 hear 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 audiobook is a four-course meal in the age of Soylent.

GENRE
Self-Development
NARRATOR
RG
Rebecca Gibel
LENGTH
08:10
hr min
RELEASED
2019
May 7
PUBLISHER
HighBridge Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
389.1
MB

Customer Reviews

derekturner ,

New book, same information

When you invest the time and money into a new book you want to walk away with new information and maybe a new perspective. This book doesn’t provide either.

Burebista ,

Meh

The book is quite difficult to follow and a little misleading in title

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