The Politics of Sleep

Governing (Un)consciousness in the Late Modern Age

Authors: Williams, S.

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Why has sleep become increasingly politicized in contemporary society? This book provides an account of the politics of sleep in the late modern age. The future of sleep has become contested and uncertain: something to be defended, downsized or even perhaps (one day) done away with altogether.

About the authors

SIMON J. WILLIAMS Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. He is author of ten books, including Sleep and Society; Medicine and the Body and Emotion and Social Theory, innumerable journal articles and book chapters, and edits a book series with Routledge, Critical Studies on Health and Society.

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"[Simon Williams'] scholarship is at its most exceptional."- Contemporary Sociology

"This carefully crafted book is beautifully written, providing an elegant and convincing argument of relevance for sociologists of health and illness, as well as sociologists of the body and those interested in broader structural issues associated with global capitalism." - Sociology of Health and Illness


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Restless Times: Wired Awake in Fast Capitalism?

    Williams, Simon J.

    Pages 1-25

  • Vigilance and Virtue: Sleep, Citizenship and the Politics of Blame

    Williams, Simon J.

    Pages 26-53

  • (In)equality and (In)justice: The Rights and Wrongs of Sleep

    Williams, Simon J.

    Pages 54-78

  • Transgression and Taboo: The ‘Sleep of Reason’ and the Politics of Release?

    Williams, Simon J.

    Pages 79-108

  • Transformations and Translations: The Laboratory, the Clinic and the Future of Sleep…

    Williams, Simon J.

    Pages 109-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Sleep
Book Subtitle
Governing (Un)consciousness in the Late Modern Age
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30537-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230305373
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22366-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-22367-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 198
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