License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture


This book explores the intricate and dynamic relations between culture and play in Japan. By addressing play as a function of culture, the authors inquiry starts where biology and most psychological studies of play leave off. Using both historical and synchronic perspectives, the manuscript offers a theoretically informed journey to better understand the ways formal and informal cultural institutions as well as social ideologies shape and influence how people play and think about play and the ways in which cultural ...

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License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture
2014, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824839406


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