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BOREDOM AND ACADEMIC WORK

Based on: Finkielsztein, M. (2021). Boredom and Academic Work. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 2-6. [preview at Google Books] There is rather little doubt that people experience boredom, especially at work. According to Walter Benjamin, who summarized Émile Tardieu’s (1913) book on the subject, ‘all human activity is shown to be a vain attempt…

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Boredom Coping Strategies among University Students

Based on: Finkielsztein, M. (2020). Class-Related Boredom among University Students: A Qualitative Research on Boredom Coping Strategies. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 44(8), 1098-1113. Many of us certainly experienced many boring moments during our university studies though we may not be able to recollect all those moments as boredom is an experience without qualities that frequently…

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BOREDOM AND LAZINESS, SLOTH AND ACEDIA

Based on Finkielsztein, M. (2018). Nuda a lenistwo, gnuśność i acedia [Boredom and laziness, sloth, and acedia]. Maska, 37, 36-50. Of the title concepts, ‘boredom’ is by far the youngest. The toposes of sloth and laziness are as old as civilization itself, acedia is of ancient origin – while boredom, understood in a way similar to that of…

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