Importance of Being Lazy by Al Gini
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Importance of Being Lazy
By Al Gini

The Importance of Being Lazy

In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacation

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Importance of Being Lazy by Al Gini

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Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Being lazy demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415938792
ISBN-10: 0415938791
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Drawing upon case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists, this book presents an argument that why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. It also demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.

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Author Biography - Al Gini

Al Gini is a Philosophy Professor at Loyola University Chicago and a member of Loyola's Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations. He is the co-founder and Associate Editor of the journal Business Ethics Quarterly and the author of Why IT's Hard to Be Good(Routledge).

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