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The Resource Overwhelmed : work, love, and play when no one has the time, Brigid Schulte

Overwhelmed : work, love, and play when no one has the time, Brigid Schulte

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Overwhelmed : work, love, and play when no one has the time
Title
Overwhelmed
Title remainder
work, love, and play when no one has the time
Statement of responsibility
Brigid Schulte
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Can working parents in America--or anywhere--ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is "that place in which we realize our humanity." If that's true, argues Brigid Schulte, then we're doing dangerously little realizing of our humanity. In Overwhelmed, Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, asks: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but "contaminatedtime"? Schulte first asked this question in a 2010 feature for The Washington Post Magazine: "How did researchers compile this statistic that said we were rolling in leisure--over four hours a day? Did any of us feel that we actually had downtime? Was there anything useful in their research--anything we could do?" Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration. She investigates progressive offices trying to invent a new kind of workplace; she travels across Europe to get a sense of how other countries accommodate working parents; she finds younger couples who claim to have figured out an ideal division of chores, childcare, and meaningful paid work. Overwhelmed is the story of what she found out"--
  • "This book asks whether working mothers in America -- or anywhere -- can ever find true leisure time. Or are our brains, our partners, our culture, our bosses, making it impossible for us to experience anything but "contained time," in which we are in frantic life management mode until we are sound asleep?"--
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1962-
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Schulte, Brigid
Dewey number
331.4/4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Working mothers
  • Leisure
  • Working mothers
  • Work and family
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
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Overwhelmed : work, love, and play when no one has the time, Brigid Schulte
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-332) and index
Control code
BK0013376931
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780374228446
Lccn
2013040637
Label
Overwhelmed : work, love, and play when no one has the time, Brigid Schulte
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-332) and index
Control code
BK0013376931
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780374228446
Lccn
2013040637

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