A Time for Every Purpose

A Time for Every Purpose

Law and the Balance of Life

eBook - 2002
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Who organizes time? Who decides when we must be at work and at school, when we set back our clocks, and when retail stores will close? Todd Rakoff traces the law's effect on our use of time and discovers that the structure of our time is gradually changing. As Rakoff demonstrates, the law's influence is subtle, and so ubiquitous that we barely notice it. But its structure establishes the terms by which society allocates its efforts, coordinates its many players, establishes the rhythms of life, and indeed gives meaning to the time in which we live. Compulsory education law, overtime law, daylight-saving law, and Blue Laws are among the many rules government use to shape our use of time.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2002.
ISBN: 067400910X
9780674009103
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 227 p.)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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