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
Joe Moran is a Reader in Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. He writes regularly for The Guardian and the New Statesman, and the THES have tipped him as one of the bestselling academics of the future. He lives in Liverpool.
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