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The Resource Dangerously sleepy : overworked Americans and the cult of manly wakefulness, Alan Derickson

Dangerously sleepy : overworked Americans and the cult of manly wakefulness, Alan Derickson

Label
Dangerously sleepy : overworked Americans and the cult of manly wakefulness
Title
Dangerously sleepy
Title remainder
overworked Americans and the cult of manly wakefulness
Statement of responsibility
Alan Derickson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Workers in the United States are losing sleep. In the global economy a growing number of employees hold jobs—often more than one at once—with unpredictable hours. Even before the rise of the twenty-four-hour workplace, the relationship between sleep and industry was problematic: sleep is frequently cast as an enemy or a weakness, while constant productivity and flexibility are glorified at the expense of health and safety. Dangerously Sleepy is the first book to track the longtime association of overwork and sleep deprivation from the nineteenth century to the present. Health and labor historian Alan Derickson charts the cultural and political forces behind the overvaluation—and masculinization—of wakefulness in the United States. Since the nineteenth century, men at all levels of society have toiled around the clock by necessity: steel workers coped with rotating shifts, Pullman porters grappled with ever-changing timetables and unrelenting on-call status, and long-haul truckers dealt with chaotic life on the road. But the dangerous realities of exhaustion were minimized and even glamorized when the entrepreneurial drive of public figures such as Thomas Edison and Donald Trump encouraged American men to deny biological need in the name of success. For workers, resisting sleep became a challenge of masculine strength. This lucid history of the wakeful work ethic suggests that for millions of American men and women, untenable work schedules have been the main factor leading to sleep loss, newer ailments such as shift work sleep disorder, and related morbidity and mortality. Dangerously Sleepy places these public health problems in historical context."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Derickson, Alan
Dewey number
331.25/60973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5124
LC item number
.D36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 E-535
  • WL 108
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hours of labor
  • Shift systems
  • Men
  • Men
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm
  • United States
  • Work Schedule Tolerance
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Men's Health
  • Attitude to Health
  • Workload
  • Übermüdung
  • Schlaf
  • Überstunde
  • Gesetzgebung
  • Arbeitszeit
  • USA
Label
Dangerously sleepy : overworked Americans and the cult of manly wakefulness, Alan Derickson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sleep is for sissies: elite males as paragons of wakefulness -- In a drowsy state: the underregulation of overwork -- The long turn: steelworkers and shift rotation -- Asleep and awake at the same time: Pullman porters on call -- Six days on the road: long-haul truckers fighting drowsiness -- Conclusion: the employers' dreams
Control code
ocn840934518
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780812245530
Lccn
2013011243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812245530
  • (OCoLC)840934518
Label
Dangerously sleepy : overworked Americans and the cult of manly wakefulness, Alan Derickson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sleep is for sissies: elite males as paragons of wakefulness -- In a drowsy state: the underregulation of overwork -- The long turn: steelworkers and shift rotation -- Asleep and awake at the same time: Pullman porters on call -- Six days on the road: long-haul truckers fighting drowsiness -- Conclusion: the employers' dreams
Control code
ocn840934518
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780812245530
Lccn
2013011243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812245530
  • (OCoLC)840934518

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