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The Secret World of Doing Nothing
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Billy Ehn, Orvar Löfgren
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

In this insightful reflection on 'doing nothing', the authors take us on a tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely nothing is happening. The book leads us to rethink the ordinary and find meaning in today's hypermodern reality.
An Anthropology of Nothing in Particular
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Martin Demant Frederiksen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-31 - Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

There have been claims that meaninglessness has become epidemic in the contemporary world. One perceived consequence of this is that people increasingly turn against both society and the political establishment with little concern for the content (or lack of content) that might follow. Most often, encounters with meaninglessness and nothingness
Remaking the Rhythms of Life
Language: en
Pages: 395
Authors: Oliver Zimmer
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The late nineteenth century marked a period of profound change in the German lands, characterized by rapid economic growth, increased migration, ideological conflict, and cultural innovation. Throwing new light on a series of hotly debated topics, Oliver Zimmer explores how people drew on their creative energies to find their place
The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom
Language: en
Pages: 462
Authors: Melissa A. Click, Suzanne Scott
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-03 - Publisher: Routledge

The field of fan studies has seen exponential growth in recent years and this companion brings together an internationally and interdisciplinarily diverse group of established scholars to reflect on the state of the field and to point to new research directions. Engaging an impressive array of media texts and formats
The Human Shore
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: John R. Gillis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-17 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and climate change raises water levels, our relationship to the sea has begun to take on new and potentially catastrophic dimensions. The latest generation