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- DescriptionIn this insightful and pathbreaking reflection on 'doing thing', Billy Ehn and Orvar Lofgren take us on a fascinating tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely thing is happening. Sifting through a wide range of examples drawn from literature, published ethgraphies, and firsthand research, they probe the ubserved moments in our daily lives - waiting for a bus, daydreaming by the window, performing a routine task - and illuminate these 'empty' times as full of significance. Creative, insightful, and profound, The Secret World of Doing Nothing leads us to rethink the ordinary and find meaning in today's hypermodern reality.
- Author BiographyBilly Ehn is a Professor in the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Umea University and Orvar Lofgren is Professor of Ethnology at the University of Lund, both in Sweden. Lofgren is the author of On Holiday: A History of Vacationing (UC Press).
- Author(s)Billy Ehn,Orvar Lofgren
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication23/04/2010
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Weight63 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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