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The Resource Not working : why we have to stop, Josh Cohen

Not working : why we have to stop, Josh Cohen

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Not working : why we have to stop
Title
Not working
Title remainder
why we have to stop
Statement of responsibility
Josh Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world.' Oscar Wilde. More than ever before, we live in a culture that excoriates inactivity and demonizes idleness. Work, connectivity and a constant flow of information are the cultural norms, and a permanent busyness pervades even our quietest moments. Little wonder so many of us are burning out. 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, while punctuating his discussions with portraits of figures associated with the different forms of inactivity Andy Warhol, Orson Welles, Emily Dickinson and David Foster Wallace, 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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1970-
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Cohen, Josh
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Creative ability
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Success
  • Psychoanalysis
Target audience
adult
Label
Not working : why we have to stop, Josh Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251239619
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 260 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781783782055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Not working : why we have to stop, Josh Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251239619
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 260 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781783782055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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