Boredom Studies Reader: Frameworks and Perspectives

1st Edition

Michael E. Gardiner, Julian Jason Haladyn

Published October 7, 2016
Reference - 254 Pages
ISBN 9781138927469 - CAT# Y203071


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Boredom Studies is an increasingly rich and vital area of contemporary research that examines the experience of boredom as an importan – even quintessential – condition of modern life. This anthology of newly commissioned essays focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern condition, connecting boredom studies with parallel discourses such as affect theory and highlighting possible avenues of future research. Spanning sociology, history, art, philosophy and cultural studies, the book considers boredom as a mass response to the atrophy of experience characteristic of a highly mechanised and urbanised social life.

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