Empower Arts, Animate Communities

Chapter 12:
On fatigue and recovery

DOI: 10.54165/9789887928522/12

Ian Alden Russell

Many of us are overwhelmed and exhausted by the struggles and changes taking place in our world. In this paper, we explore some thoughts about collective fatigue and how we respond to the pressures and stresses of social change. In particular, we look at how technology and social media has accelerated change and increased the pressure to perform for one another. We conclude with a hopeful call for sustainable ways we can care for ourselves and one another. 

pp. 180-189 (PDF)

To cite:
Russell, Ian A., “On fatigue and recovery”. In Empower Arts, Animate Communities, edited by Benny Lim & Hing-kay Oscar Ho, 180-189. Hong Kong: Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2021. https://doi.org/10.54165/9789887928522/12