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Importance of Being Lazy In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacations

ISBN-10: 0415978696
ISBN-13: 9780415978699
Edition: 2003
Authors: Al Gini
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Description: The great American fantasy is about enjoying leisure, the Caribbean cruise, white water rafting, the lights of Las Vegas and yet one in four Americans never take a holiday. Al Gini analyses and reports on why human beings need time off for leisure  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The great American fantasy is about enjoying leisure, the Caribbean cruise, white water rafting, the lights of Las Vegas and yet one in four Americans never take a holiday. Al Gini analyses and reports on why human beings need time off for leisure in this illustrated study.

Al Gini is a Professor of Business Ethics and Chair of the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the cofounder and long time Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics. For over twenty-three years he has been the Resident Philosopher on National Public Radio's Chicago affiliate, WBEZ-FM, and he regularly lectures to community and professional organizations on issues of business and ethics. His books include: My Job My Self: Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual (Routledge, 2000); The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure and Vacations (Routledge, 2003); Why It's Hard to Be Good (Routledge, 2006); and, most recently, he helped to edit and wrote the prologues for The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler (The Great Books Foundation, 2007) and Even Deadlier: A Sequel (The Great Books Foundation, 2009).

Prologue: The Project and the Problem
The Other Side of Leisure: Work, Damn it!
Leisure and Culture: The Importance of Being Lazy
Vacations and Traveling
Minivacations: The Weekend
Shopping as Leisure and Play
Sports and Play
The Ultimate Vacation: Retirement
Epilogue: Sabbath as Metaphor
Notes
About the author
Index

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