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The Secret World of Doing Nothing

University of California Press
Publication date: April 2010
ISBN: 9780520945708
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""This is one of those rare books that causes you to rethink all your previous understandings of both time and space, to pay attention to what you have hitherto ignored or belittled. Full of fascinating detail, Ehn and Lofgren's work opens up a whole new field of inquiry.""â¿¿John Gillis, author of Islands of the Mind: How the Human Imagination Created the Atlantic World ""This is a beautifully written and elegant book, deeply thoughtful but accessible to anyone. The Secret World of Doing Nothing is an essential field guide for understanding daily life; a delightful way to find out what is going on in the heads of people waiting, standing in lines, daydreaming and seemingly doing nothing. Ehn and Lofgren open a door into a hitherto hidden world in the mundane details of daily life; they uncover a trove of valuable insight into contemporary society, emotions, and morality. Who would think that looking at nothing could be so enlightening?""â¿¿Richard R. Wilk, Indiana University ""Focusing on three seemingly mundane activitiesâ¿¿waiting, routines, and daydreamingâ¿¿Ehn and Lofgren lead us into a rich imaginative world that lies within each of these everyday practices. Far from being trivial, we learn that these practices provide a revealing window into the social constructions of norms and values and moral debates about order and disorder. They provide a whole new level of insight into the collective nature of individual mental meanderings and the human desire to escape boredom and structures of control through the imagination."" â¿¿Katrina Moore, University of New South Wales
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The Secret World of Doing Nothing ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Billy Ehn
University of California Press, April 2010
ISBN: 9780520945708
EAN:  9780520945708
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $29.95 eBook price: $26.99
The Secret World of Doing Nothing PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Billy Ehn
University of California Press, May 2010
ISBN: 9780520945708
EAN:  2370002774376
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