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Cosplay and the Art of Play

Exploring Sub-Culture Through Art

  • Garry Crawford
  • David Hancock

Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Garry Crawford, David Hancock
    Pages 1-20
  3. Garry Crawford, David Hancock
    Pages 21-50
  4. Garry Crawford, David Hancock
    Pages 51-85
  5. Garry Crawford, David Hancock
    Pages 87-117
  6. Garry Crawford, David Hancock
    Pages 119-161
  7. Garry Crawford, David Hancock
    Pages 163-197
  8. Garry Crawford, David Hancock
    Pages 199-230
  9. Garry Crawford, David Hancock
    Pages 231-247
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-258

About this book

Introduction

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.


Keywords

Sub-Culture Embodiment Media fandom Participatory culture Urban appropriation Art Resisitance Urban space

Authors and affiliations

  • Garry Crawford
    • 1
  • David Hancock
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SalfordSalfordUK
  2. 2.University of SalfordSalfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15966-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15965-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15966-5
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