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Fun & games & higher education : the lonely crowd revisited

Author: Randle W Nelsen
Publisher: Toronto : Between the Lines, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fun & Games & Higher Education ranges from Wayne's World to hot-rodding, from automobility to the popular phenomenon know as the tailgate party, from German sociologist George Simmel to Canadian Media Guru Marshall McLuhan-all in the interests in exploring North American obsession with play-and particularly the intersection between education, work, and leisure."--pub. desc.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randle W Nelsen
ISBN: 9781897071311 1897071310
OCLC Number: 153913281
Description: 154 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "The Party's the Thing" --
Cultural studies : the sociology of Reuel Denney --
The Party hits the Road : a ticket to ride --
Big Games : the decline of lyric sport --
Tailgating : a feast of strangers --
The Fourth Quarter : Higher education joins the party --
Overtime : distance education, sociability and the song of sirens
Other Titles: Fun and games and higher education
Responsibility: Randle W. Nelsen.

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"Fun & Games & Higher Education ranges from Wayne's World to hot-rodding, from automobility to the popular phenomenon know as the tailgate party, from German sociologist George Simmel to Canadian Media Guru Marshall McLuhan-all in the interests in exploring North American obsession with play-and particularly the intersection between education, work, and leisure."--pub. desc.

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