Queuing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Life From Breakfast to Bedtime [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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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...



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847650658
  • Publisher: Profile Books Limited
  • Publication date: 8/6/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • 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.

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