Doing Nothing A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America
List price: $25.00
Buy it from $11.86
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: Couch potatoes, goof-offs, freeloaders, good-for-nothings, loafers, and loungers: ever since the Industrial Revolution, when the work ethic as we know it was formed, there has been a chorus of slackers ridiculing and lampooning the pretensions of hardworking respectability. Whenever the world of labor changes in significant ways, the pulpits, politicians, and pedagogues ring with exhortations of the value of work, and the slackers answer with a strenuous call of their own: " To do nothing, " as Oscar Wilde said, " is the most difficult thing in the world." Moving with verve and wit through a series of case studies that illuminate the changing place of leisure in the American republic, "Doing Nothing "revises the way we understand slackers and work itself.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 5/15/2007
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Cody on the Couch|
|The Idler and His Works|
|Loungers, Romantics, and Rip Van Winkle|
|Loafers, Communists, Drinkers, and Bohemians|
|Nerve Cases, Saunterers, Tramps, and Flaneurs|
|Sports, Flappers, Babbitts, and Bums|
|Beats, Nonconformists, Playboys, and Delinquents|
|Draft Dodgers, Surfers, TV Beatniks, and Hippie Communards|