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Caught in Play: How Entertainment Works on You by Peter Stromberg

By Peter Stromberg

Most people became so immersed in a publication or video game or motion picture that the job quickly assumed a profound importance and the surface global started to fade. even though we're more likely to take pleasure in those studies within the realm of leisure, we hardly take into consideration what impression they may be having on us. accurately since it is so pervasive, leisure is tough to appreciate or even to speak about.

To comprehend the social function of leisure, Caught in Play appears heavily at how we interact leisure and on the rules and practices it creates and sustains. although leisure is for enjoyable, it doesn't stick with that it really is trivial in its influence on our lives. As this paintings unearths, leisure generates commitments to values we're not constantly prepared to recognize: values of enjoyment, self-indulgence, and consumption.

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