Queuing for Beginners : The Story of Daily Life from Breakfast to Bedtime, Paperback

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

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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 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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781861978417

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