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Waiting for the Weekend Paperback – July 1, 1992
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An enchanting, strikingly profound meditation on the relationship between lesiure and labor .
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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It is entertaining to say the least as we learn about the Early closing association, what is a lushington? How this all began and how shopkeepers and clerks were much worse off than factory workers. This gets rid of the myths of the Dickensian sweat shop and shows how workers, other than poverty stricken widows with children, countered the demands of factory management by "disappearing" after payday and returning to work again four days later. Also, suggested reading -George H. Watson's article on "The Decline of Leisure"
All of these questions and more are answered. However, the book is recommended not because of the answers, but because it evidences the joy of scholarship--the pleasure of researching and discovering forgotten truths that illuminate present practice. I wish my High School teachers had recommended books such as this as Rybczynski demonstrates that everything has a story worth knowing and that our modern world is based upon a real foundation of historical facts.
And, besides all that, it made me tremendously grateful to live in a world where we have a chance to live independently of our professions and occupations, where we have the ability to spend time on private pursuits.