Digital Culture & Society (DCS)

Vol. 5, Issue 2/2019 – Laborious Play and Playful Work I

This double issue of Digital Culture & Society addresses the complex thematic field of the dialectics of play and labour. We will take a closer look at the problem of play and work from two overlapping, albeit not mutually exclusive, perspectives: laborious play and playful work.

The term laborious play points to practices and processes that turn playful activities into hard work. Laborious play happens whenever playfulness turns into work, and may be observed in such activities such as e-sports, excessive play, »goldfarming«, and Twitch gameplay broadcasting, amongst many others.

A complementary phenomenon to that of laborious play is the practice and concept of playful work. The promises of a joyful and rewarding working experience have been promoted as »gamification« while critical voices denounce such attempts as ideology, exploitation or simply »bullshit«.

€29.99 *

2019-11-27, ca. 200 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4479-1

This product will be released at 27 November 2019

Prices incl. VAT. Free delivery within Germany, for other destinations see details.

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Book title
Digital Culture & Society (DCS) Vol. 5, Issue 2/2019 – Laborious Play and Playful Work I
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 200
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4479-1
Commodity Group
3744
BIC-Code
JFD
BISAC-Code
SOC052000
THEMA-Code
JBCT1
Release date
2019-11-27
Edition
1
Topics
Medien, Gesellschaft, Internet
Readership
Media Studies, Game Studies, Sociology and a broader public
Keywords/Tags
Laborious Play, Playful Work, E-Sports, Excessive Play, Goldfarming, Twitch, Internet, Society, Media, Digital Media, Media Theory, Sociology of Media, Media Studies, Journal

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