The Sociology of Fun

Authors: Fincham, Ben

Free Preview
  • -          Fills a gap in the social science literature on experiences of fun
  • -          Explores how fun is vital in mediating social affiliation across cultures
  • -          Presents fun as distinct from well-being and happiness due to the temporal impermanence of the phenomenal experience
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 22,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-31579-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 67,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-35857-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 28,07 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-59530-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

hat is fun? How is it distinct from happiness or pleasure? How do we know when we are having it? This book is the first to provide a comprehensive sociological account of this taken for granted social phenomenon. Fincham investigates areas such as our memories of fun in childhood, the fun we have as adults, our muted experiences of fun at work and our lived experiences of having fun. Using first-hand accounts and a new approach to interpreting fun, the paradox of fun as not serious or unimportant whilst at the same time essential for a happy life is exposed. Addressing questions of control, transgression and the primacy of social relationships in fun, The Sociology of Fun is intended to provoke discussion about how we want to have fun and who determines the fun we have.

About the authors

Ben Fincham is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Sussex, UK. He has previously published in areas of mental health, work and suicide. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 22,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-31579-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 67,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-35857-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 28,07 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-59530-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sociology of Fun
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31579-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-31579-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35857-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-59530-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 213
Topics