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The Play Ethic By Pat Kane

The Play Ethic
by Pat Kane

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A zeitgeist defining book that will challenge all that you know about work, rest and play.
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The Play Ethic Summary

The Play Ethic: A Manifesto For a Different Way of Living by Pat Kane

We all think we know what play is. Play is what we do as children, what we do outside of work, what we do for no other reason than for pleasure. But this is only half of the truth. The Play Ethic explores the real meaning of play and shows how a more playful society would revolutionize and liberate our daily lives.

Using wide and varied sources - from the Enlightenment to Eminem, Socrates to Chaos theory, Kierkegaard to Karaoke - The Play Ethic shows how play is fundamental to both society and to the individual, and how the work ethic that has dominated the last three centuries is ill-equipped to deal with the modern world. With verve, wit and intelligence, Pat Kane takes us on a tour of the playful world arguing that without it business, the arts, politics, education, even our family and spiritual lives are fundamentally impoverished.

The Play Ethic seeks to change the way you look at your daily life, how you interact with others, how you view the world. It is a guidebook to new, exciting - and unsettling - times. But even more than this it is a survival guide for those seeking to break the shackles of work dominated society.

Shocking, controversial and magnificently argued, The Play Ethic is a book no one who works - or has ever worked - can afford to be without.

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About Pat Kane

Pat Kane is a writer, singer, activist and consultant. He was both a founding editor of the Sunday Herald in Glasgow, and one half of the Scottish jazz-pop duo, Hue and Cry. He still sings, but now also runs seminars, talks and a website reaching out to people living the Play Ethic.

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The Play Ethic: A Manifesto For a Different Way of Living by Pat Kane
Pat Kane
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Pan Macmillan
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