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The Resource Boredom : a lively history, Peter Toohey

Boredom : a lively history, Peter Toohey

Label
Boredom : a lively history
Title
Boredom
Title remainder
a lively history
Statement of responsibility
Peter Toohey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, Dürer 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 isvital reading for anyone interested in what goes on when supposedly nothing happens
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toohey, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boredom
  • Boredom
  • Boredom in literature
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Boredom
  • Boredom in literature
  • Verveling
Label
Boredom : a lively history, Peter Toohey
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Putting boredom in its place -- Chronic boredom and the company it keeps -- Humans, animals and incarceration -- The disease that wasteth at noonday -- Does boredom have a history? -- The long march back to boredom
Control code
ocn747037635
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300172164
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613215031
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 321503
  • 22573/ctt5q9h40
  • 6c969c34-d708-48bb-9a14-84e110cd62c5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747037635
Label
Boredom : a lively history, Peter Toohey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Putting boredom in its place -- Chronic boredom and the company it keeps -- Humans, animals and incarceration -- The disease that wasteth at noonday -- Does boredom have a history? -- The long march back to boredom
Control code
ocn747037635
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300172164
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613215031
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 321503
  • 22573/ctt5q9h40
  • 6c969c34-d708-48bb-9a14-84e110cd62c5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747037635

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