aIt is simply too mucha 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 a framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit opposites, scarcity and dearth a 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?Take an IKEA catalogue from 1969, and compare it with one from 2010, for instance. Storage is not a big theme in 1969, whereas the pages are bursting with smart storage technologies in 2010. There are sophisticated wardrobe systems, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies|
|Author||:||Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012-08-06|