The Playful Citizen

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In the last decade, digital media technologies and developments have given rise to exciting new forms of <i>ludic</i>, or <i>playful</i>, engagements of citizens in cultural and societal issues. From the Occupy movement to playful city-making to the gameful designs of the Obama 2008 and Trump 2016 presidential campaigns, and the rise of citizen science and ecological games, this book shows how play is a key theoretical, methodological, and practical principle for comprehending such new forms of civic engagement in a mediatized culture. <i>The Playful Citizen</i> explores how and through what media we are becoming more playful as citizens and how this manifests itself in our ways of doing, living, and thinking. We offer a pluralistic answer to such questions by bringing together scholars from different fields such as game and play studies, social sciences, and media and culture studies.
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SeriesGames and Play
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Binding MethodEbook
Year of Publication2019
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