Play in Academic Work

Sean Moran

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Abstract

To play is not merely to be frivolous, but to honour an essential part of our humanity. All work and no play not only makes Jack a dull boy, it deprives him of the opportunities that play offers to enhance his work. In many occupations, the play element simply provides an antidote to the tedium of the work proper and allows the worker to return to the task refreshed and re-energised, but in some professions play is an intrinsic aspect of carrying out the work itself to the highest standards. Since I am addressing an audience of scholars and academics here today, I shall take the work of the academic as an example of this.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event'Play: the creation of culture and the modern world.' 5th International Political Anthropology Workshop in Ireland - Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford Institute of Technology
Duration: 01 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

Conference'Play: the creation of culture and the modern world.' 5th International Political Anthropology Workshop in Ireland
CityWaterford Institute of Technology
Period01/01/2012 → …

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