9780520262638

The Secret World of Doing Nothing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520262638

  • ISBN10:

    0520262638

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

In this insightful and pathbreaking reflection on "doing nothing," Billy Ehn and Orvar Louml;fgren take us on a fascinating tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely nothing is happening. Sifting through a wide range of examples drawn from literature, published ethnographies, and firsthand research, they probe the unobserved 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 Nothingleads us to rethink the ordinary and find meaning in today's hypermodern reality.

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