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The Resource Fun! : what entertainment tells us about living a good life, Alan McKee, (electronic resource)

Fun! : what entertainment tells us about living a good life, Alan McKee, (electronic resource)

Label
Fun! : what entertainment tells us about living a good life
Title
Fun!
Title remainder
what entertainment tells us about living a good life
Statement of responsibility
Alan McKee
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fun is everywhere. Fun is a vital element of entertainment, and entertainment is the most important form of culture in modern Western democracies. But what exactly is fun, and what purposes does it serve? Combining media effects with aesthetic approaches this book offers the first substantial, systematic and coherent account of fun and its importance. It demonstrates that fun is at the heart of entertainment's effects - entertainment both offers its consumers fun and provides them with the intellectual materials to think about the nature of fun. More than this, the book argues that entertainment shows us that fun - pleasure without purpose - is at the heart of living a good life. Illustrated with detailed examples from entertainment - from the Urban Dictionary to The Simpsons, to the Culture novels of Iain M Banks - this book is intelligent, original, and even (dare we say it) fun. " style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Enjoy!
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKee, Alan
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave entertainment industries
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  • Popular culture
  • Amusements
  • Mass media
Label
Fun! : what entertainment tells us about living a good life, Alan McKee, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Entertainment and fun -- What is fun? -- In defence of fun -- Bad fun -- A world of fun -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn948613948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137491794
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-49179-4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948613948
Label
Fun! : what entertainment tells us about living a good life, Alan McKee, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Entertainment and fun -- What is fun? -- In defence of fun -- Bad fun -- A world of fun -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn948613948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137491794
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-49179-4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948613948

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