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  • On Holidayby Orvar Löfgren

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 31.95

    Löfgren takes us on a tour of the Western holiday world and shows how two centuries of "learning to be a tourist" have shaped our own ways of vacationing. We see how fashions in destinations have changed through the years, with popular images (written, drawn, painted, and later photographed) teaching the tourist what to look for and how to experience... more...

  • The Secret World of Doing Nothingby Orvar Löfgren; Billy Ehn

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In this insightful and pathbreaking reflection on "doing nothing," Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren take us on a fascinating tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely nothing is happening. Sifting through a wide range of examples drawn from literature, published ethnographies, and firsthand research, they probe the unobserved moments... more...

  • Managing Overflow in Affluent Societiesby Barbara Czarniawska; Orvar Löfgren

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    ?It is simply too much? is a common complaint of the modern age. This book looks at how people and institutions deal with overflow - of information, consumption or choices. The essays explore the ways in which notions of overflow ? framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit opposites, scarcity and dearth ? crop up in a number of contexts... more...

  • Nichtstunby Billy Ehn; Orvar Löfgren; Michael Adrian

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 16.78

    "Nichtstun ist die allerschwierigste Beschäftigung und zugleich diejenige, die am meisten Geist voraussetzt." Oscar Wilde Was passiert, wenn allem Anschein nach gar nichts passiert? Wenn Menschen sich von der Aussicht, "nichts zu tun", angezogen oder abgestoßen fühlen, wenn sie geduldig oder wütend warten, wenn sie alltägliche... more...

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