Sheila Liming

Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time -- Sheila Liming, Hardcover

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A smart and empowering book about the simple art of hanging out ... and of taking back our social lives from the deadening whirl of contemporary life.

Almost every day it seems that our world becomes more fractured, more digital, and more chaotic. Sheila Liming has the answer: we need to hang out more.

Starting with the assumption that play is to children as hanging out is to adults, Liming makes a brilliant case for the necessity of unstructured social time as a key element of our cultural vitality. The book asks questions like what is hanging out? why is it important? why do we do it? how do we do it? and examines the various ways we hang out--in groups, online, at parties, at work.

Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time makes an intelligent case for the importance of this most casual of social structures, and shows us how just getting together can be a potent act of resistance all on its own.

Author: Sheila Liming
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Published: 01/24/2023
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781685890056

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2022
Library Journal 12/01/2022 pg. 118
Booklist 12/01/2022 pg. 97

Product Tags:

Civics & Citizenship, Hardcover, Melville House Publishing, Political Science, Popular Culture, Sheila Liming, Social interaction, Social Science, Social Theory, Sociology

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