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Free Time: From the Garden of Eden to the Pandemic

Free Time: From the Garden of Eden to the Pandemic

Richard J. Moss


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At the dawn of the world, within the Garden of Eden, the bite of an apple came with more consequences than sin. Time was created, and humanity has struggled to organise it ever since. Our most notable construct, time, has dictated how humans live - dividing ourselves between work, family, and leisure - and changes to time management can be traced through the centuries and the decades. Everything revolves around time, but Richard Moss' central concern is the notion of free time and how we spend it. This book wanders through time, examining concepts of work and idleness, attempting to understand how time came to be, how it has changed, and, at a time when "free" time has never been greater, just what Americans are spending it all on.

ISBN : 978-1-80074-827-9

Published: 23/02/2023

Pages : 188

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Richard J. Moss

Richard J. Moss is the Gibson Professor of History (Emeritus) at Colby College in Maine where he taught for twenty-five years. He has a doctorate degree (1974) from Michigan State University. His latest book is The Kingdom of Golf in America (2015). He lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina with his wife, Jane, and their two cats, Millie and Sunny.

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