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The Resource The world beyond your head : on becoming an individual in an age of distraction, Matthew B. Crawford

The world beyond your head : on becoming an individual in an age of distraction, Matthew B. Crawford

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The world beyond your head : on becoming an individual in an age of distraction
Title
The world beyond your head
Title remainder
on becoming an individual in an age of distraction
Statement of responsibility
Matthew B. Crawford
Title variation
  • World beyond your skull
  • Attention as a cultural problem
  • Becoming an individual in an age of distraction
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft In his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed through mastery of our physical environment. In his brilliant follow-up, The World Beyond Your Head, Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any defense against this, Crawford argues, requires that we reckon with the way attention sculpts the self. Crawford investigates the intense focus of ice hockey players and short-order chefs, the quasi-autistic behavior of gambling addicts, the familiar hassles of daily life, and the deep, slow craft of building pipe organs. He shows that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and becomes more comprehensible when understood as the coming to fruition of certain assumptions at the root of Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature. The World Beyond Your Head makes sense of an astonishing array of common experience, from the frustrations of airport security to the rise of the hipster. With implications for the way we raise our children, the design of public spaces, and democracy itself, this is a book of urgent relevance to contemporary life"--
Summary
Investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind by showing that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and certain assumptions at the root of Western culture are the root of the cause
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10408869
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Crawford, Matthew B
Dewey number
155.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Self
  • Individuality
  • Distraction (Psychology)
  • Mind and body
  • PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
Target audience
adult
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on becoming an individual in an age of distraction
Label
The world beyond your head : on becoming an individual in an age of distraction, Matthew B. Crawford
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn903811577
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374292980
Lccn
2014043840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903811577
Label
The world beyond your head : on becoming an individual in an age of distraction, Matthew B. Crawford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn903811577
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374292980
Lccn
2014043840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903811577

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