Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies (Routledge Advances in Sociology) (by Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren)


Author(s): Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2012-03-21
ISBN-10: 0415519977
ISBN-13: 9780415519977
Language: English
Description:
“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… more…

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