24 7

Author: Jonathan Crary
Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach
ISBN: 3803141656
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Die globale Infrastruktur des pausenlosen Einkaufens, Arbeitens und Kommunizierens 24 Stunden am Tag und an sieben Tagen der Woche hält mittlerweile bereits die gesamte Menschheit wach. Antischlafmittel sind das neue Lifestyleprodukt, um dauerhaft leistungsfähig zu bleiben. Der Nachthimmel ist schon längst nicht mehr dunkel. Dabei blieb der Schlaf, während die anderen Grundbedürfnisse wie Hunger, Durst und Sex schon früh finanziell ausgeschlachtet wurden, lange Zeit der einzige nicht kontrollierbare Rückzugsort vor den Zwängen des Kapitalismus. Noch vor hundert Jahren verbrachten die Menschen regelmäßig zehn Stunden schlafend. Der heute allgegenwärtige Schlafmangel ist Symptom eines beschleunigten Lebens, bei dem die persönlichen Gedanken und Gefühle an den Rand gedrängt werden. Ab ins Bett, schließt die Augen, fordert uns der Autor daher auf, damit wir uns in den Gefilden der Pause und der vermeintlichen Leere zumindest zwischendurch befreit fühlen können. Denn es ist die leere Zeit, die besonders kostbar ist.

24 7 Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep

Author: Jonathan Crary
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1781680930
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Capitalism’s colonization of every hour in the day 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life. Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation.

24 7

Author: Robert Hassan
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804751971
Format: PDF, Kindle
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24/7 is the first collection of essays dealing with the nature and our experience of temporality in the network society.

24 7

Author: Andres Martinez
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307828689
Format: PDF
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In the spring of 1998, mild-mannered, Ivy League-educated Andrés Martinez took $50,000--most of the advance his publisher was paying for this book--and headed to Las Vegas for thirty days, ten casinos, and a wild ride through the belly of a neon beast. The result: this brilliant, often hilarious chronicle of flesh, flash, and gambling in a city where everyone dreams of hitting the jackpot--and once in a while, someone actually does. From seedy strip clubs to sprawling suburbs, from the sumptuous Bellagio to the Liberace Museum, Martinez meets a host of colorful characters...gathering tricks of the trade from blackjack dealers and fellow bleary-eyed gamblers, attending Easter Sunday mass on the Strip, befriending a family man who raised six kids while losing eight million dollars as a sports gambler. An exhilarating joyride of a read, 24/7 is a breathless tour of America's Sin City...as seen through the eyes of a man making $1.65 million in wagers in a single month. Guess how much he took home?

24 7

Author: Jim Brown
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483504565
Format: PDF, ePub
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What if, your survival was decided by online voting? On a small Caribbean island Dana Kirsten joins the newest reality TV show: 24/7. For Dana, winning the $2 million prize could mean saving her child’s life. But with the country watching her every move, Dana is unknowingly entering a fight for her life – and a conflict that will shake the world . . . Fifteen minutes into the first live broadcast, the host and crew die a ghastly death. The shell-shocked contestants hear a voice echoing from hidden speakers: “You’ve each been infected with a virus lethal in 24 hours without an injection. In 24 hours there will be twelve of you and only eleven injections – 24 hours later there will be eleven of you and only ten injections. “Who lives and who dies will be determined by online voting.” You would never vote for someone to die. But you would vote for someone to live. So who dies in order for your choice can live? “Like Crichton on overdrive, Brown’s debut is a grabber.” – Kirkus “Fast paced . . . intense . . . impossible-to-put-down.” – John Katzenbach “A finger-burning page-turning . . . the tribe has spoken: 24/7 is a winner.” – Harlan Coben A thrilling, original mix of action, mystery, and reality TV gone wild, 24/7 will grip readers from the first page to the last, as it builds relentlessly to an explosive finale.

24 7

Author: Jarice Hanson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275993337
Format: PDF
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Provides a cultural history of the social impact of the Internet, online services, cell phone use, and the related technologies and devices that, in the span of a single generation, have radically changed the way we live.

Meditation 24 7

Author: Camille Maurine
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740747151
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Many misunderstand meditation as an ethereal state only achieved by the likes of monks and yoga experts. But its power is available to everyone, if they know how to tap into it. For those who have been curious, fascinated, or intimidated by the practice of meditation, Meditation 24/7 is the perfect guide for mastering practical techniques for getting the most out of your daily walk through life. Just imagine... Eating a simple meal and taking great delight in each bite. Lying down and relaxing so deeply that in a few minutes you are rested and ready for action. Walking and feeling the simple joy of movement as you stride along. Drinking your morning beverage with intense pleasure, as if it were an elixir of life. Rich moments like these slip past people every day because they're too distracted, fatigued, or stressed-out to notice or enjoy them. This book and CD ensemble gives you the easy-to-follow practices that will enable anyone to tap the full enjoyment from moments in time that too often flash by without being fully appreciated. With patented, easy-to-follow techniques such as "Fill Your Cup," "Wait Up," and "Groom and Zoom," Meditation 24/7 offers readers of all generations the chance for profound physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual enhancement.

Zen 24 7

Author: Philip T. Sudo
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0061980676
Format: PDF, ePub
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Enlightenment is within reach -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you're searching for revelation and contentment, look no further than a handshake, a cup of coffee -- even your laundry pile. The most mundane details of life contain zen's profound truths, if you're of the mind to look for them. By awakening to and embracing the zen in your life, you'll listen, watch, eat, work, laugh, sleep, and breathe your way to truth -- every moment of every day.

24 7 Or Dead

Author: Jari Holland Buck
Publisher: Mari Selby
ISBN: 142085982X
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"24/7 OR DEAD is written by a non-medical person-a regular American-who experienced firsthand the devastating events of her spouse's life-threatening illness. JariHolland Buck knows upfront and personal the best and worst that can happen in a modern U.S. hospital today." Jane Murray, M.D., former Director of the Division of Education, American Academy of Family Physicians The fifth leading cause of death in American hospitals is medical mistakes. Church leaders who offer comfort and counsel to sick individuals and their families are frequently asked, "Is there anything else I can do?" Until now, the best answer any of us had was, "Pray." Now, we CAN and MUST do more to prevent our loved one from becoming part of the medical mistake death statistics. 24/7 or Dead is a guidebook that describes advocacy techniques on behalf of a hospitalized loved one. 24/7 or Dead provides 14 practical suggestions illustrated by real life examples and checklists to ensure that even in emotionally charged situations, advocacy can be accomplished. This book also addresses personal care, without which advocacy is not possible. 24/7 or Dead is designed to encourage and support family members in the process of reclaiming the "power of partnership" with the healthcare community. This book is geared for the medically untrained family member who needs a step-by-step process for educating themselves and partnering with healthcare professionals to improve the health and comfort of the patient. The early chapters deal with choices, the middle chapters with actions and the final chapters with results. Examples of the use or failure to use each step are illustrated, as are the consequences and results. The difficultyof advocating when resisted by healthcare providers is explored, as are the diverse responses to advocacy by the healthcare community. Legal issues are identified and sample legal documents are provided. "It is my hope that 24/7 or Dead will convert previously passive lay people into advocates and previously directive healthcare providers into partners." Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." I had to become the change in order to help save my husband. Will you join me? http: //www.24-7ordead.com http: //www.majesticwolf.com

Beating the 24 7

Author: Winston Fletcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470855584
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As more than 90% of spending on the Internet comes from brick and mortar companies it is these operations that will form the client base for e-learning. This book shows those companies how to get e-learning implementation right first time. Don Morisson explores and explains the whole implementation continuum - strategy, vendor selection, technology, implementation, culture change, content development and delivery. Most importantly he stresses that the success or failure of an e-learning initiative is directly related to the underlying strategic thinking. Written for a more mature, second generation e-learning market the book provides a practitioner's handbook to both guide the novice and inform the veteran. * Focuses on the reader's needs * Focuses on the strategic issues of e-learning * Informed by key business drivers * Supported and endorsed by PWC Readership: Senior managers including CEOs, CIOs, CLOs, HR Directors, middle management responsible for implementing and/or delivering e-learning, consultants