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ephemera Special Issue on Work, play and boredom released

ephemera Special Issue on Work, play and boredom released

This special issue focuses on the interconnections between work, play and boredom in contemporary organizations and features contributions by Donncha Kavanagh, Joyce Goggin, Abe Walker, Norman Jackson and Pippa Carter, Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen, Hanne Knudsen, Ole Bjerg, Sophie-Thérèse Krempl and Timon Beyes, Rasmus Johnsen, Jacob J. Peters, and Peter Fleming.

The contributions seek to shed light on the way in which play is becoming increasingly incorporated within the world of work and open on to the question of how we might problematize this phenomenon. Boredom emerges as a prominent theme that provides a critical - if ambiguous - counterpoint to the management of fun and frivolity within modern-day corporations. Encompassing both sociological and philosophical reflections, the papers in this special issue add to ongoing debates around the politics of play currently taking place in the field of organization studies.

This issue emerged from the ephemera conference on the same theme held at the University of St Andrews in May 2010.

Editors: Nick Butler, Lena Olaison, Martyna Sliwa, Bent Meier Sørensen and Sverre Spoelstra