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Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity

An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology

Sarah Redshaw

speed and acceleration designed to appeal to male drivers and their desire for thrill. Online searches have been conducted in which the major manufacturers and their representation of the car, driver, and driving environment were considered. In most car

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“Amazing Rapidity”

Time, Public Credit, and David Hume’s Political Discourses

Edward Jones Corredera

This article explores David Hume’s views on public credit, the state, and geopolitics as outlined in his Political Discourses. By drawing attention to Hume’s analysis of the speed of political economic dynamics, the article suggests the philosopher feared that public credit, a crucial source of eighteenth-century European economic growth, fundamentally revolutionized the pace of social relations, the mechanics of the state, and European geopolitics at large. Hume’s study of public credit highlighted its role in reshaping eighteenth-century visions of time, and the philosopher’s disappointment with his own solution, in turn, reinforces the need to consider the multifaceted effects of public credit in the modern world.

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Student engagement in the management of accelerated change

Anthropological reflections on ‘Project 2012’ and The Offer

Anselma Gallinat

change thus ensued. Not dissimilar to other instances of rapid transformations ( Hann 1994 ; Verdery 1996 ), the acceleration of change brought to the fore structures and dynamics that are difficult to detect in the routines of everyday life. In the

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A General Introduction

Roxana Moroşanu and Felix Ringel

2000 ) and acceleration, articulated in forms of ‘time–space compression’ ( Harvey 1990 ) or of ‘timeless time’ ( Castells 1996 ) in relation to new information technologies that allow simultaneity ( Eriksen 2001 ) and the acceleration of global finance

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Pettman, Dominic. Infinite Distraction

Paying Attention to Social Media

Conor Heaney

is the acceleration of the experience of temporality and is about ‘the cynical, corporate-governmental control of attention, behavior and thought’ (p. 29) made possible by contemporary technologies: smartphones/laptops/tablets and synchronised social

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‘But Isn’t It the Baby that Decides When It Will Be Born?’

Temporality and Women’s Embodied Experiences of Giving Birth

Joanna White

evidence of pathology and heightened risk ( Simonds 2002 ). ‘Failure to progress’ – a suggestion of a temporal as well as material deficiency – is frequently used to justify intervention, including labour acceleration ( Maher 2008 ; Scammell and Stewart

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe and Catharine Coleborne

localized disasters are able to spread and impact on a global scale. Matthewman points to a global acceleration of disasters locking environment and humanity into a possible final showdown. Following on, Gail Adams-Hutcheson, in “Embodied Vibrations

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Que reste-t-il de nos amours?

The Expectations of 1989–1991 Revisited

Francisco Martínez

, post-socialist transformations also meant the acceleration of the experience of time. This acceleration was accompanied by the installing of new routines, disciplines and standards, and a diffuse long-term future where meaningful plans appear as fantasy

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Blue Sky Matter

Toward an (In-flight) Understanding of the Sensuousness of Mobilities Design

Ole B. Jensen and Phillip Vannini

and down), yawing (aircraft sliding from side to side), acceleration, climb and descent. 30 Now, of course we are being simply provocative in adumbrating the possibility that today’s occasional and frequent jetsetters might be slightly less “alive

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

time and space. In other words, the preferred definition of disaster has remained static across a time span we now refer to as the Great Acceleration, a period of anthropogenic change that Will Steffen and colleagues call the most “dramatic and