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The space of boredom : homelessness in the slowing global order

Author: Bruce O'Neill
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Space of Boredom Bruce O'Neill explores how people cast aside by globalism deal with an intractable symptom of downward mobility: an unshakeable and immense boredom. Focusing on Bucharest, Romania, where the 2008 financial crisis compounded the failures of the postsocialist state to deliver on the promises of liberalism, O'Neill shows how the city's homeless are unable to fully participate in a society that  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Neill, Bruce, 1981-
Space of boredom.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016041958
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce O'Neill
ISBN: 9780822363149 0822363143 9780822363286 0822363283
OCLC Number: 948339437
Description: xxi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Space-time expansion --
Bleak house --
The gray years --
Bored to death --
Bored stiff --
Defeat boredom! --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Bruce O'Neill.

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Bruce O'Neill shows how the Bucharest, Romania's homeless are unable to fully participate in a society that is increasingly organized around practices of consumption, leaving them mired in an  Read more...

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