Asbestos & FireHedonizing Technologies: Paths to Pleasure in Hobbies and Leisure

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009


ISBN-10: 0801891469

ISBN-13: 9780801891465


Under conditions of prosperity and increasing leisure, technologies formerly associated with productive and necessary work, such as gardening, hunting, cooking, needlework, home mechanics and brewing, have been gradually co-opted by consumers as hobbies and recreational activities over a period of more than two thousand years, resulting in adaptations of these technologies away from efficiency and productivity in the direction of the market for artisan pleasure.


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Hedonizing Technologies” at Stanford, 2008