harried leisure class

harried leisure class

the situation experienced by increasing numbers of modern consumers of leisure in which, as the output of material goods increases, the time available to use them does not, but becomes more scarce relative to the goods and services available (S. Linder, 1970). Thus individuals are under increasing pressure to economize on their use of time, a situation exacerbated by the increasing costs of ‘buying time’ through the purchase of services.
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Linder, The Harried Leisure Class, New York: Columbia, 1970; D.
The absence of such a chapter is symptomatic of the book's general failure to consider time as a constraint: one suspects it would have looked very different if the author had studied Linder's (1970) classic book The Harried Leisure Class and the considerable literature (it enjoys over 900 hits on Google Scholar) associated with it.
1970) The Harried Leisure Class, Columbia University Press, New York.