Waiting for the Weekend

by Witold Rybczynski

Hardcover, 1991

Publication

Viking (1991), Edition: 1st, 260 pages

Description

?We work,? Aristotle wrote, ?in order to have leisure.? Today, this is still true. But is the leisure that Aristotle spoke of?the freedom to do nothing?the same as the leisure we look forward to each weekend? There have always been breaks from the routine of work?taboo days, market days, public festivals, holy days?we couldn't survive without them. In Waiting for the Weekend, Witold Rybczynski unfolds the history and evolution of leisure time in Western civilization, from Aristotle, through the Middle Ages, to the present. Along the way, he explores how the psychological needs that leisure time seeks to fulfill have changed as the nature of work has changed.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1991

Physical description

260 p.; 20 inches

ISBN

0670830011 / 9780670830015
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