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Mimesis and the Antinomies of Corporate ‘Fun’

Peter Fleming

in Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of Work: New Forms of Informal Control

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547159
eISBN:
9780191720024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547159.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

One of the key aspects of the ‘just be yourself’ management discourse and its quest for personal authenticity is the fetishization of fun and play at work. This stands in stark contrast to earlier ... More


Some ABCs of Graphs and Games

Jennifer Beineke and Lowell Beineke

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter explores some objects in which graphs have a role, some explicit, some not obvious. These graphical objects are presented as mathematical exhibits at a museum. The chapter starts with ... More


Predicates of Personal Taste

Herman Cappelen and John Hawthorne

in Relativism and Monadic Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199560554
eISBN:
9780191720963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560554.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents a case study of so-called predicates of personal taste. The understanding of this category is that it involves predicates that we ascribe to external objects and events that ... More


The Two Faces of Innocence

Gary Cross

in The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156669
eISBN:
9780199868254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156669.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Today's newspapers and magazines regularly feature stories about schools — reports on test scores, changes in the curriculum, proposed laws to raise academic performance — and the latest findings on ... More


Life Is Only a Merry-Go-Round: Luna Park, 1903–13

Woody Register

in The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167320
eISBN:
9780199849710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167320.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout his eleven seasons at Luna Park, the image of Fred Thompson as the fun-loving boy-capitalist on a spree was as much a feature of the park as its exaggerated “Oriental” architecture or the ... More


11. 11. Commercial Epistemologies of Childhood: “Fun” and the Leveraging of Children's Subjectivities and Desires

Daniel Thomas Cook

in Inside Marketing: Practices, Ideologies, Devices

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199576746
eISBN:
9780191724916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576746.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

Promoting and marketing products intended for children's use and consumption takes place within a highly surveilled, emotionally charged moral context. At its heart, the moral question surrounding ... More


Perfect Girls, Best-at-Everything Guys: Managing Pressure, Having Fun

Sarah A. Chase

in Perfectly Prep: Gender Extremes at a New England Prep School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195308815
eISBN:
9780199894154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308815.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter explores the incompatibility of the opposing values of excellence and fun, and the related tension between freedom and constraint. It focuses on the dual desires and pressures the ... More


Doing Things for a Purpose, Doing Things for Fun

Rüdiger Bittner

in Doing Things for Reasons

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143645
eISBN:
9780199833085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143647.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter tries to account for two kinds of cases that raise difficulties for the present conception of reasons for which people do things, namely, things done for a purpose, where the reason seems ... More


Closing Remarks: Final Comments and Encouragement

Andrew P. Beckerman, Dylan Z. Childs, and Owen L. Petchey

in Getting Started with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198787839
eISBN:
9780191829659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787839.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter is a little celebration of the progress made in all the previous chapters. We enlarge on the general workflow for solving quantitative problems in R, and encourage you to use R with your ... More


1863–1866 Gilbert and Sullivan: The Ballad Writers

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert wrote only two more poems in 1864 and was having little success as a barrister. The next year was to bring an upturn in his fortunes. Ownership of Fun changed hands and was now the ... More


1867–1868 Gilbert and Sullivan in the Theater

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan at work in the theater. The beginning of 1867 heralded another year of promise for Sullivan. He was self-confident and was still exploring ... More


Queering Epistemology and the Odyssey of Identity in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

Ian MacRae

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on Alison Bechdel—now a bona fide cultural phenomenon, and one of the most famous lesbian artists in America. The adaptation of her first graphic memoir, Fun Home, debuted as a ... More


Looking in on LifeDisney’s Real Spaces

J. P. Telotte

in Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125862
eISBN:
9780813135540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125862.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses and examines Disney's later exploitation of various reality effects, as it drew together two spatial technologies. The first was the multiplane camera, which would bring the ... More


The functioning metropolis

James Greenhalgh

in Reconstructing modernity: Space, power and governance in mid-twentieth century British cities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526114143
eISBN:
9781526136060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114143.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the strategies employed by the local governments of Manchester and Hull to govern the space of their cities in the immediate post-war period by examining policies and projects ... More


Aftermath

Paul Kincaid

in Iain M. Banks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The very different obituaries that followed the death of Iain Banks provide a key to the varied influences and ideas in his work, such as humanism and politics, the importance of community and the ... More


Picture Games in Story Frames and the Play Spaces of Autography

Michael A. Chaney

in Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores puzzles and other ludic devices in Epileptic, Cancer Vixen, and Fun Home, asking what is produced when autobiographical graphic novels stop showing and telling and start ... More


Play and Paradox

Anna R. Beresin

in Recess Battles: Playing, Fighting, and Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737394
eISBN:
9781621036654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737394.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the concept of play for children. It argues that play is what children do; it is the thing that they are passionate about, what they think about, talk about, or hone and perfect ... More


Allusive Confessions: The Literary Lives of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

David M. Ball

in Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039058
eISBN:
9781621039907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines self-representation in comics, with emphasis on the intertextuality of Alison Bechdel’s created self as well as the conflation of allusion and confession in her 2006 graphic ... More


What Is an Experience?: Selves and Texts in the Comic Autobiographies of Alison Bechdel and Lynda Barry

Yaël Schlick

in Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039058
eISBN:
9781621039907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter compares two different modes of deploying intertextuality in autobiographical writing by analyzing the relationship between textuality and experience in Alison Bechdel’s comic ... More


‘Pam ponders Paul Morley’s cat’: City Fun and the politics of post-punk

David Wilkinson

in Ripped, torn and cut: Pop, politics and punk fanzines from 1976

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526120595
eISBN:
9781526138835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120595.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

By examining the Manchester fanzine City Fun, David Wilkinson asks how fanzines captured the conflicted and evolving politics of the British counterculture as it mutated, fragmented and fed into ... More


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