Busier Than Ever!: Why American Families Can't Slow Down

Busier Than Ever!: Why American Families Can't Slow Down


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804754910
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 03/22/2007
Edition description: 1
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Charles N. Darrah, James M. Freeman, and J.A. English-Lueck are professors of anthropology at San Jose State University.

Table of Contents

A Journey Through Busyness     3
How Are We Busy?     14
Why Are We Busy?     45
The Hidden Work of Thinking Ahead     81
Making Manageable Worlds     109
When Things Go Wrong     123
Building Buffers
Using Things     159
Connecting People     195
Remaking Family     220
Continuing Concerns
Why It's So Hard to Say No     247
Acknowledgments     267
List of Families     269
Notes     275
Works Cited     281
Family Index     285
Subject Index     287

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