Consumer society and the 24/7 universe

  • Beatriz Braga Bezerra Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing
Keywords: Capitalism, consumer society, 24/7 universe

Abstract

In the book 24/4: Late capitalism and the ends of sleep, Jonathan Crary presents several examples to discuss the interferences of the capitalism and technological development on the humankind. The intense relationship with gadgets, the submission to the labor logic and the speed of productivity, as well as the man’s devotion to material consumption are highlighted by the author as collateral effects of the neoliberal globalization. The 24/7 universe defended by Crary surrounds our lives and binds us to a restless reality.

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Author Biography

Beatriz Braga Bezerra, Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing
Doutoranda no Programa de Comunicação e Práticas do Consumo da Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing - ESPM e Bolsista Capes/Prosup. Integrante do Grupo CNPq de Pesquisa em Subjetividade, Comunicação e Consumo do PPGCOM/ESPM. E-mail: beatriz.braga@hotmail.com.
Published
2017-04-30
How to Cite
Bezerra, B. (2017). Consumer society and the 24/7 universe. MATRIZes, 11(1), 213-216. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v11i1p213-216
Section
Book reviews