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Working At Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

 
 
 
 
Working At Play: A History of Vacations in the United States
Author: Cindy S. Aron
ISBN 13: 9780195142341
ISBN 10: 195142349
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-05-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $44.99
 
 

Work hard and play hard. That's a motto that has been used to sell everything from beer to pickup trucks. Working at Play takes a close look at Americans on vacation -- where we go and why we go there -- to explain the American work ethic and the leisure ethic. It's a well-researched history of Americans kicking back.

New York Times - Felicia B. Lee

Ms. Aron argues in her book that however captive to work people may be while on vacation now, it originated as a benefit and then became a marker of middle-class status.