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Triani
L'INGORGO
sopravvivere al troppo



2010
192 pp.
EAN 9788889490778
 

OVERABUNDANCE/TOO MUCH EVERYWHERE

surviving excess

by  Giorgio Triani

 

Today, wherever one turns, excess is unavoidable. You might be driving your car or watching TV, eating your lunch or sunbathing on the beach, attending a conference or sipping a coffee at the bar, on a plane or buying your groceries, abundance inevitably haunts you.

Far more dramatic and disturbing is that such an excess – in the economy and society, in the media and technology, in the environment and at home – is as overwhelming as it is unrelenting.  The ever-increasing quantity of commodities matches the ever-expanding sprawl of commercial outlets, and standing in queues (at the box-office or the restaurant) is a commonplace for all of us. Day in and day our daily lives – whether at work or on our "free" time – we are suffocated by fast-paced experiences in crowded spaces.

With an entertaining style, OVERABUNDANCE/TOO MUCH EVERYWHERE narrates this world with an (inevitable!) abundance of data, examples and anecdotes while also suggesting some possible exit-strategies. At the end of the book, a short survival manual offers the opportunity to the reader to contemplate the possibility that while standing still may not be a solution it may be the first step to salvation.

 

Giorgio Triani, is a sociologist and a journalist. He teaches sociology at the University of Verona and journalism at the University of Parma. He regularly writes on social issues and advertisement  for Italian periodicals such as «Oggi» and «Famiglia Cristiana». He is the editor of La società dello zapping (2005) and L'album della pubblicità (2006). He also is the author of Bar sport Italia (1994), Casa e supermercato (1996) e Sedotti e comprati (2002) all published by Eleuthera.

 

«This is a happily apocalyptic essay about a world and a society that have rushed head-on into the era of excess, where everything momentously proliferates and constantly expands. »
rassegna stampa
Fri 26 Nov 2010 - La Voce di Mantova
E oggi da Melbook...
Wed 20 Oct 2010 - Il Fatto quotidiano web
La società del troppo
Thu 05 Aug 2010 - Famiglia Cristiana
Solo la musica ci salverà
Tue 13 Jul 2010 - Mark Up
Dopo l'ingorgo prodotto dal tutto...
Wed 30 Jun 2010 - Vanity Fair
L'ingorgo
Wed 19 May 2010 - Artù
Libri
Sun 09 May 2010 - L'Unità
Destino segnato:consumati dai consumi
Fri 07 May 2010 - Altraeconomia
Un ingorgo di oggetti spesso inutili
Sun 02 May 2010 - TTL - La Stampa
L'arte di sopravvivere
Thu 22 Apr 2010 - Terra
Scaffale
Fri 16 Apr 2010 - L'Avvenire
Mondo caos, voglio scendere
Sat 27 Mar 2010 - La Provincia di Como
Viviamo assediati dal consumismo
Thu 25 Mar 2010 - CLUB3
Vivere in armonia
Sun 21 Mar 2010 - Liberazione
Una vita sempre al massimo
Mon 22 Feb 2010 - L'Adige
Vite da spot nelsegno dell'eccesso
eventi
2 maggio 2010 - presentazione L'INGORGO - Feltrinelli Parma
18 maggio 2010 - presentazione L'INGORGO - Reggio Emilia
21 novembre - L'ingorgo sopravvivere al troppo - Mantova - RintracciArti