DOING NOTHING A HISTORY OF LOAFERS, LOUNGERS, SLACKERS & BUMS IN AMERICA

By: LUTZ, TOM

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From the author of "Crying," a witty, wide-ranging cultural history of our attitudes toward work--and getting out of it
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. Reviled by many, heroes to others,
these layabouts stretch and yawn while the rest of society worries and sweats. 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." From Benjamin Franklin's "air baths" to Jack Kerouac's "dharma bums," Generation-X slackers, and beyond, anti-work-ethic proponents have held a central place in modern culture.
Moving with verve and wit through a series of fascinating case studies that illuminate the changing place of leisure in the American republic, "Doing Nothing "revises the way we understand slackers and work itself.

Title: DOING NOTHING A HISTORY OF LOAFERS, LOUNGERS, SLACKERS & BUMS IN AMERICA

Author Name: LUTZ, TOM

Categories: Sociology, African American, Latino, Women's Studies, LGBT,

Publisher: FSG:

ISBN Number: 0865476500

ISBN Number 13: 9780865476509

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 139169

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