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The Restless Compendium

Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites

Editors: Callard, Felicity, Staines, Kimberley, Wilkes, James (Eds.)

  • Presents new, interdisciplinary insights about rest and its opposites
  • Offers inspiration for other research projects 
  • Includes accounts of how the contributors and editors have tracked and reflected on their work across disciplinary boundaries to investigate rest as an aesthetic, political, physiological and sociological phenomenon
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This book is open access under a CC BY license.

This interdisciplinary book contains 22 essays and interventions on rest and restlessness, silence and noise, relaxation and work. It draws together approaches from artists, literary scholars, psychologists, activists, historians, geographers and sociologists who challenge assumptions about how rest operates across mind, bodies, and practices. Rest’s presence or absence affects everyone. Nevertheless, defining rest is problematic: both its meaning and what it feels like are affected by many socio-political, economic and cultural factors. The authors open up unexplored corners and experimental pathways into this complex topic, with contributions ranging from investigations of daydreaming and mindwandering, through histories of therapeutic relaxation and laziness, and creative-critical pieces on lullabies and the Sabbath, to experimental methods to measure aircraft noise and track somatic vigilance in urban space. The essays are grouped by scale of enquiry, into mind, body and practice, allowing readers to draw new connections across apparently distinct phenomena.

The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines in the social sciences, life sciences, arts and humanities.

About the authors

Felicity Callard is Director of Hubbub, The Hub at Wellcome Collection, UK and Professor in Social Science for Medical Humanities at Durham University, UK.

Kimberley Staines is Project Coordinator at Hubbub, The Hub at Wellcome Collection, UK and an employee of Durham University, UK, with a background in law and publishing.

James Wilkes is Associate Director of Hubbub, The Hub at Wellcome Collection, UK. He is a poet, writer and Senior Researcher at the Department of Geography, Durham University, UK.

 

 

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Callard, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Altered States: Resting State and Default Mode as Psychopathology

    Alderson-Day, Ben (et al.)

    Pages 11-17

  • The Quest for quies mentis

    Powell, Hilary

    Pages 19-26

  • Writing and Daydreaming

    Morrison, Hazel

    Pages 27-34

  • Daydream Archive

    Callard, Felicity

    Pages 35-41

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45264-7
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover £20.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45263-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Restless Compendium
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites
Editors
  • Felicity Callard
  • Kimberley Staines
  • James Wilkes
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45264-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45264-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45263-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 205
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