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Cosplay and the Art of Play

Exploring Sub-Culture Through Art

Authors: Crawford, Garry, Hancock, David

  • Uses art as a form of research method in studying a contemporary urban subculture
    Analyses the ways in which Cosplayers appropriate urban spaces
    Develops our understanding of this community, and moves forward our understanding of play, contemporary urban sub-cultures and media fandom

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  • Due: July 10, 2019
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About this book

This book is an introduction to cosplay as a subculture and community, built around playful spaces and the everyday practices of crafting costumes, identities, and performances. 

Drawing on new and original ethnographic data, as well as the innovative use of arts-led research, this book adds to our understanding of a popular, global cultural practice. In turn, this pushes forward our understanding of play, fan practices, subcultures, practice-led research, and uses of urban spaces. 

Cosplay and the Art of Play offers a significant addition to key contemporary debates on the meaning and uses of popular culture in the 21st century, and will be of importance to students and scholars interested in communities, fandom, identity, leisure, participatory cultures, performance, and play.


About the authors

Garry Crawford is Professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Salford, UK.

David Hancock is Co-founder and Director of PAPER gallery, Lecturer of Visual Arts at the University of Salford, UK, and an internationally recognised artist.


Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15966-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: July 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15965-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosplay and the Art of Play
Book Subtitle
Exploring Sub-Culture Through Art
Authors
Series Title
Leisure Studies in a Global Era
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15966-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15966-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15965-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 258
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