Slow Living

Parkins, Wendy and Craig, Geoffrey (2006) Slow Living. Berg, London ISBN 978-1-84520-160-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Speed is the essence of the modern era, but our faster, more frenetic lives often trouble us and leave us wondering how we are meant to live in today's world. Slow Living explores the philosophy and politics of 'slowness' as it investigates the growth of Slow Food into a worldwide, 'eco-gastronomic' movement. Originating in Italy, Slow Food is not only committed to the preservation of traditional cuisines and sustainable agriculture but also the pleasures of the table and a slower approach to life in general. Craig and Parkins argue that slow living is a complex response to processes of globalization. It connects ethics and pleasure, the global and the local, as part of a new emphasis on everyday life in contemporary culture and politics. The 'global everyday' is not a simple tale of speed and geographical dislocation. Instead, we all negotiate different times and spaces that make our quality of life and an 'ethics of living' more pressing concerns. This innovative book shows how slow living is about the challenges of living a more mindful and pleasurable life.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: slow, globalisation, Slow Food, pleasure, politics, food, everyday life
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Journalism
Depositing User: Geoffrey Craig
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2014 17:14 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2014 17:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41989 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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