Boredom: A Lively History

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In the first book to argue for the benefits of boredom, Peter Toohey dispels the myth that it's simply a childish emotion or an existential malaise like Jean-Paul Sartre's nausea. He shows how boredom is, in fact, one of our most common and constructive emotions and is an essential part of the human experience. This informative and entertaining investigation of boredom - what it is and what it isn't, its uses and its dangers - spans more than 3,000 years of history and takes readers through fascinating neurological and psychological theories of emotion, as well as recent scientific investigations, to illustrate its role in our lives. There are Australian aboriginals and bored Romans, Jeffrey Archer and caged cockatoos, Camus and the early Christians, Durer and Degas. Toohey also explores the important role that boredom plays in popular and highbrow culture and how over the centuries it has proven to be a stimulus for art and literature. Toohey shows that boredom is a universal emotion experienced by humans throughout history and he explains its place, and value, in today's world. "Boredom: A Lively History" is vital reading for anyone interested in what goes on when supposedly nothing happens.

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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 220 x 144 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the first book to argue for the benefits of boredom, Peter Toohey dispels the myth that it s simply a childish emotion or an existential malaise like Jean-Paul Sartre s nausea. He shows how boredom is, in fact, one of our most common and constructive emotions and is an essential part of the human experience. This informative and entertaining investigation of boredom-what it is and what it isn t, its uses and its dangers-spans more than 3,000 years of history and takes readers through fascinating neurological and psychological theories of emotion, as well as recent scientific investigations, to illustrate its role in our lives. There are Australian aboriginals and bored Romans, Jeffrey Archer and caged cockatoos, Camus and the early Christians, Durer and Degas. Toohey also explores the important role that boredom plays in popular and highbrow culture and how over the centuries it has proven to be a stimulus for art and literature. Toohey shows that boredom is a universal emotion experienced by humans throughout history and he explains its place, and value, in today s world. Boredom: A Lively History is vital reading for anyone interested in what goes on when supposedly nothing happens. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780300141108

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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 220 x 144 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the first book to argue for the benefits of boredom, Peter Toohey dispels the myth that it s simply a childish emotion or an existential malaise like Jean-Paul Sartre s nausea. He shows how boredom is, in fact, one of our most common and constructive emotions and is an essential part of the human experience. This informative and entertaining investigation of boredom-what it is and what it isn t, its uses and its dangers-spans more than 3,000 years of history and takes readers through fascinating neurological and psychological theories of emotion, as well as recent scientific investigations, to illustrate its role in our lives. There are Australian aboriginals and bored Romans, Jeffrey Archer and caged cockatoos, Camus and the early Christians, Durer and Degas. Toohey also explores the important role that boredom plays in popular and highbrow culture and how over the centuries it has proven to be a stimulus for art and literature. Toohey shows that boredom is a universal emotion experienced by humans throughout history and he explains its place, and value, in today s world. Boredom: A Lively History is vital reading for anyone interested in what goes on when supposedly nothing happens. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780300141108

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Descrizione libro Yale University Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Boredom: A Lively History, Peter Toohey, In the first book to argue for the benefits of boredom, Peter Toohey dispels the myth that it's simply a childish emotion or an existential malaise like Jean-Paul Sartre's nausea. He shows how boredom is, in fact, one of our most common and constructive emotions and is an essential part of the human experience. This informative and entertaining investigation of boredom - what it is and what it isn't, its uses and its dangers - spans more than 3,000 years of history and takes readers through fascinating neurological and psychological theories of emotion, as well as recent scientific investigations, to illustrate its role in our lives. There are Australian aboriginals and bored Romans, Jeffrey Archer and caged cockatoos, Camus and the early Christians, Durer and Degas. Toohey also explores the important role that boredom plays in popular and highbrow culture and how over the centuries it has proven to be a stimulus for art and literature. Toohey shows that boredom is a universal emotion experienced by humans throughout history and he explains its place, and value, in today's world. "Boredom: A Lively History" is vital reading for anyone interested in what goes on when supposedly nothing happens. Codice libro della libreria B9780300141108

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