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The Play Ethic
by Pat Kane
‘Fizzes with intellectual curiosity. Kane writes engagingly and with a humility difficult to find among idea-entrepreneurs’ James Harkin, Independent We all think we know what play is. Play is what we do as children, what we do outside of work, what we do for no other reason than for pleasure. But this is only half of the truth. The Play Ethic explores the real meaning of ...more
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published August 19th 2011 by Pan Books
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I remember having it read a few years back and enjoyed the perspective Pat Kane advances. The title of the book is a pun on 'the work ethic' - the constant exhortations particularly to the young to work hard and be serious with life etc. Without descending into frivolity, the author rejects this Victorian worldview in favour of a more relaxed lifestyle that is casual, easygoing and fun instead of organised, strict and boring. In particular I remember having learned lots of new vocabulary. Not to ...more