Introduction

Callard, F. , Staines, K. and Wilkes, J. (2016) Introduction. In: Callard, F., Staines, K. and Wilkes, J. (eds.) The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9783319452630 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45264-7_1)

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Abstract

In this introduction, editors Felicity Callard, Kimberley Staines and James Wilkes describe the problem of rest – a ubiquitous concept whose presence or absence affects people, in different ways, everywhere. Depending on whether one is working clinically, historically, artistically, scientifically or through political and economic analysis, ‘rest’ has many looks and feels. The complexities of investigating such a phenomenon gave rise to Hubbub, the project out of which this edited book emerged. The editors describe how the book draws on research and practice undertaken during Hubbub’s two-year residency in The Hub at Wellcome Collection. They outline the book’s organizing structure, which groups the work of social scientists, scientists, humanities scholars, artists and broadcasters by scale of investigation, into minds, bodies and practices.

Item Type:Book Sections (Introduction)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Callard, Professor Felicity
Authors: Callard, F., Staines, K., and Wilkes, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9783319452630
Published Online:20 September 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites: 1-7
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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