Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies
Editor : Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar LÃ¶fgren
Master eBook ISBN10 : 020312104X
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-12104-7
No of pages : 198
eBook Price : $125.00
Originally Published : Aug 6, 2012
It is simply too much is a common complaint of the modern age. This book looks at how people and institutions deal with overflow - of information, consumption or choices. The essays explore the ways in which notions of overflow" framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit opposites, scarcity and dearth" crop up in a number of contexts such as sociological and economic theory, management consulting, consumer studies, and the politics of everyday life. Chapters range from studies of overload at home, at work or in the world of cyber information; strategies of coping with overflow in institutions such as news agencies; and historical comparisons. When, where, how and for whom is overflow a problem or a blessing?