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License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Michal Daliot-Bul

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

License to Play explores the dynamic transformations of the relations between culture and play (asobi) in Japan. Beginning in Premodern Japan all the way to 21st century postmodern Japan, colorful ... More


Creativity in Play

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Play has often been associated with creativity that generates innovation because it allows an alleged “relaxation of rules.” Chapter five looks at the relationships among creativity, innovation, ... More


The Linguistic Concept of “Play” in Japanese

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

What is regarded as play in each culture is delimited by the word used to express the action of play. Accordingly, chapter one reconstructs the etymology and the sociolinguistic history of the ... More


Play as a Formative Element of Culture

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter offers a historical reconstruction of how play was given a founding role in the lifestyles of three different social cohorts that have greatly influenced the molding of the cultural ... More


The Otherness of Play

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

There is a general agreement among theoreticians of play that play is a “framed event,” and that the “otherness” of play transforms it into a safe experimental space for testing alternative cultural ... More


The Rules of the Game, or, How to Become the Best Player

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Beyond the rules of specific games and the subjective choices of players that determine how play activities proceed, cultural norms also influence and shape the way people play. Two behavioral ... More


Contested Meanings of Play

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter six offers a complex narrative that describes the changing attitudes toward play in urban Japan since the 1970s. In the past four decades, play has become the subject of a heated ideological ... More


Epilogue: The Greatest Paradox of All

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Epilogue sums up the implications of the theoretical and methodological trajectories devised in this book. It then moves on to discuss once again the blurring of the boundaries between play and ... More


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