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The Resource Obstruction, Nick Salvato

Obstruction, Nick Salvato

Label
Obstruction
Title
Obstruction
Statement of responsibility
Nick Salvato
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can a bout of laziness or a digressive spell actually open up paths to creativity and unexpected insights? In Obstruction Nick Salvato suggest that for those engaged in scholarly pursuits, laziness, digressiveness, and related experiences can be paradoxically generative. Rather than being dismissed as hindrances, these obstructions are to be embraced, clung to, and reoriented. Analyzing an eclectic range of texts and figures, from the Greek Cynics and Denis Diderot to Dean Martin and the Web series Drunk History, Salvato finds value in five obstructions: embarrassment, laziness, slowness, cynicism, and digressiveness. Whether listening to Tori Amos's music as a way to think about embarrassment, linking the MTV series Daria to using cynicism to negotiate higher education's corporatized climate, or examining the affect of slowness in Kelly Reichardt's films, Salvato expands our conceptions of each obstruction and shows ways to transform them into useful provocations. With a unique, literary, and self-reflexive voice, Salvato demonstrates the importance of these debased obstructions and shows how they may support alternative modes of intellectual activity. In doing so, he impels us to rethink the very meanings of thinking, work, and value. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salvato, Nick
Dewey number
152.4
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
BF175.5.A35
LC item number
S25 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Affect (Psychology)
  • Doctrine of the affections
  • Popular culture
  • Culture
  • Affect (Psychology)
  • Culture
  • Doctrine of the affections
  • Popular culture
  • Literaturproduktion
  • Hemmung
Label
Obstruction, Nick Salvato
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
Embarrassment -- Laziness -- Slowness -- Cynicism -- Digressiveness -- Conclusion: Sober futurity
Control code
ocn910856274
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780822360841
Lccn
2015033382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822360988
  • (OCoLC)910856274
Label
Obstruction, Nick Salvato
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
Embarrassment -- Laziness -- Slowness -- Cynicism -- Digressiveness -- Conclusion: Sober futurity
Control code
ocn910856274
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780822360841
Lccn
2015033382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822360988
  • (OCoLC)910856274

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