This Restless Life: Churning Through Love, Work and Travel

This Restless Life: Churning Through Love, Work and Travel

by Brigid Delaney




This powerful examination of the effects of hyperconsumerism on contemporary life provides a comprehensive look at how choices affect the balance between work and life in society. Using past experiences, the author explores issues that concern many today—a generation sacrificing depth for breadth—and asks the question, Is it possible to have too much choice? With detail and insight, the guide analyzes a world full of information at the click of a search engine, where libraries are unused, travelers see the world but never speak another language, and employees work on short-term contracts never knowing their colleagues. Passionate and powerful, this is a gripping combination of memoir and social critique, looking without blame at the effects of hypercapitalism on Generation Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780522855968
Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Brigid Delaney is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald who has lived and worked on case studies in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany.

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