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Dangerously Sleepy

Overworked Americans and the Cult of Manly Wakefulness
in: Sociology

The book explores the historical trend in the United States of valuing long work hours and minimal sleep as a symbol of strength and masculinity, tracing its impact on workers' health and safety. It examines the cultural, economic, and political forces that have glorified relentless work at the expense of adequate rest.

Key points:

1. Manly Wakefulness Myth: Derickson talks about the historical praise for little sleep as a sign of manliness in the U.S., which often harms health.

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