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Book review: how to do nothing: resisting the attention economy by Jenny Odell

Sweeney, Christine (2020) Book review: how to do nothing: resisting the attention economy by Jenny Odell. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (05 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In a frenetic world obsessed with deliverables and results, Jenny Odell makes the case for How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, arguing not for passivity, wilful ignorance or sloth, but rather for the potential we create by refusing productivity and redirecting our attention to active modes of listening and contemplation. By shining a critical light on the ways in which our identities have become entangled with our occupations and advocating modes of reclaiming the power of our own curiosity, this book will be ideal for all those who feel off-kilter in the attention-seeking economy, writes Christine Sweeney.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 14:24
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105262

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