Cosplay & the art of play : exploring sub-culture through art

Crawford, G ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7499-3864 and Hancock, DR ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3925-1814 2019, Cosplay & the art of play : exploring sub-culture through art , Leisure Studies in a Global Era , Palgrave Macmillan, London.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Series Name: Leisure Studies in a Global Era
ISBN: 9783030159658 (hbk.); 9783030159665 (ebk.)
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Depositing User: G Crawford
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 10:31
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 12:32
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51198

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