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Idleness is the beginning of every piece of work

Freiburg researchers exam the various forms of idleness

Freiburg, May 19, 2017

Idleness – it smacks of leisure, relaxation, independence. That people could experience idleness at work is something ethnologist Prof. Dr. Gregor Dobler observed in young women from Namibia as they independently chose the rhythm to grind their millet. Dobler, Slavicist Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Cheauré and Germanist Prof. Dr. Peter Philipp Riedl describe the places in which idleness can still be experienced in this video.