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The world beyond your head : on becoming an individual in an age of distraction

Author: Matthew B Crawford
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind by showing that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and certain assumptions at the root of Western culture are the root of the cause"--Publisher information.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew B Crawford
ISBN: 9780374292980 0374292981 9780374535919 0374535914 9780374983703 0374983704
OCLC Number: 903811577
Description: x, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Attention as a cultural problem --
pt. I. Encountering things : The jig, the nudge, and local ecology --
Embodied perception --
Virtual reality as moral ideal --
Attention and design --
Autism as a design principle: gambling --
Interlude : A brief history of freedom --
pt. II. Other people : On being led out --
Encountering things with other people --
Achieving individuality --
The culture of performance --
The erotics of attention --
The flattening --
The statistical self --
pt. III. Inheritance : The organ makers' shop --
Epilogue : Reclaiming the real.
Other Titles: On becoming an individual in an age of distraction
Responsibility: Matthew B. Crawford.

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"Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind by showing that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and certain assumptions at the root of Western culture are the root of the cause"--Publisher information.
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