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The Slumbering MassesSleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life$
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Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674749

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.001.0001

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Sleeping on the Job

Sleeping on the Job

From Siestas to Workplace Naps

(p.181) 9 Sleeping on the Job
The Slumbering Masses

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

University of Minnesota Press

Counter to many expectations that we would adopt a 24 hour society, I discuss herein the ways that the American work day has remained steadfastly diurnal and the various global and local coordinations that have occurred to allow this – including workplace napping.

Keywords:   Medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural studies, American studies, Medicalization, Biopolitics, Desire, Affect, disability studies

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