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Working the Play: How a Card Game Negotiates Perceptions of Work and Productivity

Andrea Pisac ; Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 213 Kb

str. 201-202

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Puni tekst: engleski pdf 386 Kb

str. 182-201

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ased on the ethnographic study of the card game Bela, this paper rethinks the intersections and interstices between game and non-game contexts, challenging the presumption that play is unproductive and non-materialistic. By embedding the rules of the game into its socio-cultural context, the paper identifies a symbolic space of shared stories, emotions and personal interests that coexist with, modify and lubricate the rules of the game. By considering play as a way of engaging the world, rather than a categorically identified, bounded and thus inconsequential activity, I explore how the open-endedness of the card game relates to broader life experiences, and particularly how it shapes and influences perceptions of work and productivity.

Ključne riječi

play, work, productivity, contingency, playfulness as disposition

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