Consumer behaviour: Slowly does it
Modernity is seen in China not as ‘foreign', but as part of Chinese tradition, it asserts continuity with the past
Technology has speeded up everything we do, but stasis has its place and human behaviour may be better understood by a return to observing ‘slow culture'
William Wordsworth, in his 1708 collection of poems, Lyrical Ballads, wrote: "Fast entertainment...a craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies."
More lately, society and marketing alike have become increasingly preoccupied with the pace and complexity of modern life, the...