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The Resource Doing nothing : a history of loafers, loungers, slackers and bums in America, Tom Lutz

Doing nothing : a history of loafers, loungers, slackers and bums in America, Tom Lutz

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Doing nothing : a history of loafers, loungers, slackers and bums in America
Title
Doing nothing
Title remainder
a history of loafers, loungers, slackers and bums in America
Statement of responsibility
Tom Lutz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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, a chorus of slackers has held the pretensions of hardworking respectability up to scorn. Reviled by many, heroic to others, these layabouts stretch and yawn their way through life and literature while the rest of society sweats. Their history is the history of labor in negative. From Benjamin Franklin's "air baths" to Jack Kerouac's dharma bums to Generation X slackers and beyond, the case studies in Doing Nothing prove that anti-work ethic proponents have held a central but underrecognized place in modern culture." "Tom Lutz illuminates the changing place of leisure in America and, in doing so, shows us idleness (and work) in a new light."--BOOK JACKET
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189102
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Lutz, Tom
Dewey number
174
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Slackers
  • Laziness
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a history of loafers, loungers, slackers and bums in America
Label
Doing nothing : a history of loafers, loungers, slackers and bums in America, Tom Lutz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-354) and index
Contents
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 flâneurs -- Sports, flappers, babbitts, and bums -- Beats, nonconformists, playboys, and delinquents -- Draft Dodgers, surfers, TV beatniks, and hippie communards -- Slackers
Control code
000028595849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 363 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780865476509
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Label
Doing nothing : a history of loafers, loungers, slackers and bums in America, Tom Lutz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-354) and index
Contents
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 flâneurs -- Sports, flappers, babbitts, and bums -- Beats, nonconformists, playboys, and delinquents -- Draft Dodgers, surfers, TV beatniks, and hippie communards -- Slackers
Control code
000028595849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 363 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780865476509
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)

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