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The Resource Overwhelmed : how to work, love, and play when no one has the time, Brigid Schulte

Overwhelmed : how to work, love, and play when no one has the time, Brigid Schulte

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Overwhelmed : how to work, love, and play when no one has the time
Title
Overwhelmed
Title remainder
how to work, love, and play when no one has the time
Statement of responsibility
Brigid Schulte
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Language
eng
Summary
"Can working parents in America--or anywhere--ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is "that place in which we realize our humanity." If that's true, argues Brigid Schulte, then we're doing dangerously little realizing of our humanity. In Overwhelmed, Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, asks: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but "contaminated time"? Schulte first asked this question in a 2010 feature for The Washington Post Magazine: "How did researchers compile this statistic that said we were rolling in leisure--over four hours a day? Did any of us feel that we actually had downtime? Was there anything useful in their research--anything we could do?" Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration. She investigates progressive offices trying to invent a new kind of workplace; she travels across Europe to get a sense of how other countries accommodate working parents; she finds younger couples who claim to have figured out an ideal division of chores, childcare, and meaningful paid work. Overwhelmed is the story of what she found out"--
Summary
"Can working parents in America--or anywhere--ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is "that place in which we realize our humanity." If that's true, argues Brigid Schulte, then we're doing dangerously little realizing of our humanity. In Overwhelmed, Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, asks: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but "contaminatedtime"? Schulte first asked this question in a 2010 feature for The Washington Post Magazine: "How did researchers compile this statistic that said we were rolling in leisure--over four hours a day? Did any of us feel that we actually had downtime? Was there anything useful in their research--anything we could do?" Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration. She investigates progressive offices trying to invent a new kind of workplace; she travels across Europe to get a sense of how other countries accommodate working parents; she finds younger couples who claim to have figured out an ideal division of chores, childcare, and meaningful paid work. Overwhelmed is the story of what she found out"--
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10297943
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YDXCP
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1962-
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Schulte, Brigid
Dewey number
331.4/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.48
LC item number
.S33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Working mothers
  • Leisure
  • Working mothers
  • Work and family
  • Leisure
  • Work and family
  • Working mothers
  • Working mothers
  • Working mothers
  • Leisure
  • Working mothers
  • Work and family
Target audience
adult
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work, love, and play when no one has the time
Label
Overwhelmed : how to work, love, and play when no one has the time, Brigid Schulte
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Publication
Note
  • "A Sarah Crichton book."
  • Includes a new preface
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
Contents
  • Bright spot: starting small
  • When work works
  • Bright spot: if the Pentagon can do it, why can't you?
  • Love.
  • The stalled gender revolution
  • The cult of intensive motherhood
  • Bright spot: Mother Nature
  • Dads want to have it all, too
  • Bright spot: gritty, happy kids
  • Play.
  • Time confetti.
  • Hygge in Denmark
  • Let us play
  • Bright spot: really plan a vacation
  • Toward time serenity.
  • Finding time
  • Bright spot: time horizons
  • Toward time serenity
  • Appendix:
  • Do one thing
  • The test of time
  • Leisure is for nuns
  • Too busy to live
  • The incredible shrinking brain
  • Work.
  • The ideal worker is not your mother
  • A tale of two Pats
Control code
ocn876349665
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xiii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250062383
Lccn
2013040637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)876349665
Label
Overwhelmed : how to work, love, and play when no one has the time, Brigid Schulte
Publication
Note
  • "A Sarah Crichton book."
  • Includes a new preface
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
Contents
  • Bright spot: starting small
  • When work works
  • Bright spot: if the Pentagon can do it, why can't you?
  • Love.
  • The stalled gender revolution
  • The cult of intensive motherhood
  • Bright spot: Mother Nature
  • Dads want to have it all, too
  • Bright spot: gritty, happy kids
  • Play.
  • Time confetti.
  • Hygge in Denmark
  • Let us play
  • Bright spot: really plan a vacation
  • Toward time serenity.
  • Finding time
  • Bright spot: time horizons
  • Toward time serenity
  • Appendix:
  • Do one thing
  • The test of time
  • Leisure is for nuns
  • Too busy to live
  • The incredible shrinking brain
  • Work.
  • The ideal worker is not your mother
  • A tale of two Pats
Control code
ocn876349665
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xiii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250062383
Lccn
2013040637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)876349665

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