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Looking for fun in cultural science

McKee, Alan (2008) Looking for fun in cultural science. Cultural Science, 1(2).

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Abstract

There has been a tension in Cultural Studies between those authors who see fun as important; and those who see it as a distraction. This tension has been played out around the concepts of amusement, distraction, pleasure, celebration, playfulness and desire. I think that fun is important. As we move from Cultural Studies to Cultural Science, I want to retain a focus on fun.

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ID Code: 18708
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: From website 'This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge."
Keywords: Adorno, distraction, amusement, fun
ISSN: 1836-0416
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Theory (200204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 QUT
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2009 09:42
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:51

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