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Paperback:Not working : why we have to stop / Josh Cohen.:2020 Paperback Not working : why we have to stop / Josh Cohen.
Not working : why we have to stop / Josh Cohen.
Author: Cohen, Josh, 1970-
Publication year: 2020
Format: Paperback
Publisher: London : Granta,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781783782062 (pbk.) :
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Originally published: 2018.
More than ever before, we live in a culture that excoriates inactivity and demonises idleness. Work, connectivity and a constant flow of information are the cultural norms, and a permanent busyness pervades even our quietest moments. In a culture that tacitly coerces us into blind activity, the art of doing nothing is disappearing. Inactivity can induce lethargy and indifference, but is also a condition of imaginative freedom and creativity. Psychoanalyst Josh Cohen explores the paradoxical pleasures of inactivity, and considers four faces of inertia - the burnout, the slob, the daydreamer and the slacker. Drawing on his personal experiences and on stories from his consulting room, Cohen gets to the heart of the apathy so many of us feel when faced with the demands of contemporary life, and asks how we might live a different and more fulfilled existence.
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