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What We Really Do All Day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research

Jonathan Gershuny Oriel Sullivan



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08 July 2019
Society & Social Sciences; Social theory; Sociology: work & labour; Sociology: sport & leisure; Time management
Are we spending more time at work than we would have done fifty years ago? Are we sleeping less? How has the internet affected the way we use our spare time?

Everything we do happens in time, and a detailed look at our daily lives reveals some surprising truths about the social and economic structure of the world we live in. This book delves into the unrivalled data collection and expertise of the Centre for Time Use Research to explore 55 years of change in our activities and behaviour and what it means for us today.
By:   Jonathan Gershuny, Oriel Sullivan
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   222g
ISBN:   9780241285565
ISBN 10:   0241285569
Series:   Pelican Books
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   08 July 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jonathan Gershuny is Professor of Economic Sociology in the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, and Director of the Centre for Time Use Research. His previous books include After Industrial Society? and Changing Times. Oriel Sullivan is Professor of Sociology of Gender in the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, and Co-Director of the Centre for Time Use Research. Her previous publications include Changing Gender Relations, Changing Families- Tracing the Pace of Change.

Reviews for What We Really Do All Day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research

Fascinating data, revealing much about our lives in the 21st century * iNews * This book is brilliant at busting myths about how we spend our time . . . its insight into what we do is illuminating . . . it's impossible not to see your life - and those of your parents and children - reflected in the data . . . And that makes reading it an excellent use of time. * Literary Review * Surprising truths about modern life . . . a fascinating analysis * The Guardian *

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