Tag Archives: Slow Living

Ethical relationships take time

“In a climate of ‘instantaneous time’, ‘frenzied families’ and ‘time-poor subjects’ where the fragility of bodies and social relations may be all too apparent, the conscious cultivation of slowness may be a salutary reminder of how our rhythms and routines have … Continue reading

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“We need alternative stories about what makes a life good.”

“I think we need to find ways of not being so impressed by wealth and success. Until we find persuasive accounts of this, everybody is going to feel they must organize their lives around these things, whether enviously, or self-righteously, … Continue reading

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Slow Food

Slow Food has always defied easy explanation. The name ‘Slow Food’, bringing together food and temporality, is unusual for many when they initially encounter the movement, even though ‘fast food’ has a ubiquitous presence in contemporary culture. Similarly, a social … Continue reading

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“Fragmentation and discontinuity … demand the wisdom of more immediate perception, intuitive awareness and imagination”

Still working away at Parkins and Craig’s Slow Living… They also write: “Slow living is not synonomous with ‘cocooning’ which we understand as a withdrawal from engagement with a hostile world to the shelter of personal space and private life. … Continue reading

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Slow living; “‘the times’ are ripe for a serious consideration of slowness”

I’m interested in what Wendy Parkins and Geoffrey Craig have to say about slowness (I’ve read one of their articles and it as great). I think it has particular relevance to early childhood education…. Introducing their book, Slow Living, Parkins and Craig … Continue reading

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