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Play Ethic

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The Play Ethic explores the real meaning of play and shows how a more playful society would revolutionize and liberate our daily lives. Using wide and varied sources from the Enlightenment to Eminem, Socrates to Chaos theory, Kierkegaard to Karaoke, this book shows how play is fundamental to both society and to the individual, and how the work ethic that has dominated th
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Pan Books Limited
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Jenny Yates
This is a frisky, word-happy, dense volume which postulates a "play ethic" instead of a work ethic. For Kane, the internet and the computer - with their ability to divide, blend, connect and disconnect in a variety of ways - light the path to this new way of being in the world.

It's sensitive, fun, occasionally profound, but often a bit too manic. The author relentlessly keeps his ideas spinning, and references everything he possibly can. Perhaps it shouldn't be read in a linear way, as I read it
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