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The Resource FUN! : What Entertainment Tells Us About Living a Good Life, by Alan McKee, (electronic resource)

FUN! : What Entertainment Tells Us About Living a Good Life, by Alan McKee, (electronic resource)

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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
by Alan McKee
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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. Enjoy!--
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McKee, Alan
Dewey number
  • 223
  • 306.01
Image bit depth
0
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Palgrave Entertainment Industries
  • Springer eBooks
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Culture
Label
FUN! : What Entertainment Tells Us About Living a Good Life, by Alan McKee, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-49179-4
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Entertainment and Fun -- What is Fun? -- In Defence of Fun -- Bad Fun -- A World of Fun -- Conclusion
Control code
978-1-137-49179-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 131 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137491794
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-49179-4
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948613948
Label
FUN! : What Entertainment Tells Us About Living a Good Life, by Alan McKee, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-49179-4
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Entertainment and Fun -- What is Fun? -- In Defence of Fun -- Bad Fun -- A World of Fun -- Conclusion
Control code
978-1-137-49179-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 131 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137491794
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-49179-4
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948613948

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