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作者 Menzies, Heather
書名 No Time : Stress and the Crisis of Modern Life
出版項 Vancouver : D & M Publishers, 2005
©2009
國際標準書號 9781926685748 (electronic bk.)
9781553650454
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (181 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Intro -- TITLE PAGE -- COPYRIGHT PAGE -- DEDICATION -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- PART ONE: INDIVIDUALS -- 1. BUILDING AN ENVIRONMENT IN MOTION -- 2. STRESSED OUT AND DREAMLESS -- 3. WORKAHOLICS AND CHRONIC FATIGUE -- PART TWO: INSTITUTIONS -- 4. VIRTUAL WORLDS AND DESERTING THE REAL -- 5. NURSES AND HEALTH CARE -- 6. MINDING THE COMMON WELFARE -- PART THREE: SOCIETY -- 7. CHILDREN'S TIME AND ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER -- 8. DRAWING STUDENTS INTO SOCIETY'S CONVERSATIONS -- 9. CIVIC DIALOGUE AND NOISY SILENCE -- PART FOUR: RENEWAL -- 10. TAKE YOUR TIME -- 11. TIME FOR DIALOGUE AND DEMOCRACY -- EPILOGUE -- NOTES -- AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Everyone agrees: there aren’t enough hours in the day. But what happened to the promise that technology would provide more leisure time? Instead, everyone is working harder and longer than they did 15 years ago, squeezed and scattered and stressed to the point of burnout. Coping with the dizzying pace of a society drowning in information overload, it’s a wonder anyone functions normally. Building on the success of Whose Brave New World? and Fastforward and Out of Control, Heather Menzies takes readers on a sobering tour of this troubling phenomenon, highlighting personal stories from a workaholic father and a woman suffering from chronic fatigue. Menzies details the root causes of the frantic quest to speed everything up; looks at the especially difficult situation for those such as teachers, nurses, and social workers who are responsible for social well being; and offers commonsense solutions to a problem affecting all of society
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Menzies, Heather No Time : Stress and the Crisis of Modern Life Vancouver : D & M Publishers,c2005 9781553650454
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