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Download e-book for kindle: FUN!: What Entertainment Tells Us About Living a Good Life by Alan McKee

By Alan McKee

Combining media results with aesthetic techniques this e-book deals the 1st tremendous, systematic and coherent account of enjoyable and its significance. yet what precisely is enjoyable and what reasons does it serve? enjoyable is an important part of leisure, and leisure is crucial kind of tradition in sleek Western democracies. It demonstrates that enjoyable is on the center of entertainment's results – leisure either deals its shoppers enjoyable and offers them with the highbrow fabrics to contemplate the character of fun.

More than this, the ebook argues that leisure exhibits us that enjoyable – excitement with no function – is on the center of residing a superb existence. Illustrated with targeted examples from leisure – from the city Dictionary to The Simpsons, to the tradition novels of Iain M Banks – this publication is clever, unique, or even (dare we are saying it) fun.

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