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Queuing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Life From Breakfast to Bedtime
     

Queuing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Life From Breakfast to Bedtime

by Joe Moran
 

Why do so many people go on about queuing? Have we always been obsessed with traffic? And why do so many of us now eat lunch at our computers - al desko?

We spend our days catching buses and trains, writing emails, shopping, queuing...But we know almost nothing about these activities. Exploring the history of these subjects as they come up during a

Overview

Why do so many people go on about queuing? Have we always been obsessed with traffic? And why do so many of us now eat lunch at our computers - al desko?

We spend our days catching buses and trains, writing emails, shopping, queuing...But we know almost nothing about these activities. Exploring the history of these subjects as they come up during a typical day, starting with eating breakfast and ending with sleeping, Joe Moran tells a story about hidden social and cultural changes in Britain since the Second World War. Drawing on his academic research on everyday life, but writing with wit and lucidity for a popular audience, he shows that we know less about ourselves than we think...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847650658
Publisher:
Profile Books Limited
Publication date:
08/06/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Moran is a Reader in Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. He contributes regularly to the New Statesman, and has also written for the Times Higher Education Supplement. He has written three academic books and his most recent academic article is a history of crossing the road. He also writes poetry and children's poetry. He lives in Liverpool.


Joe Moran is Professor of English and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. He contributes regularly to the Guardian and other newspapers. His book On Roads was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and, together with his previous book, Queuing for Beginners, received unanimous critical acclaim.

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