SOC 478 Sociology of Fun

This course examines different dimensions of fun and the multiple ways we spend time outside work and other commitments. What makes fun possible in an organized society? What is the relationship between work and fun? How do different social groupings engage in the pursuit of fun? What kinds of fun are more socially acceptable than others? How is fun organized differently in rural and urban environments? The course will situate fun and pleasurable pursuits in the context of contemporary capitalism and the globalization of culture. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SOC 104 or SOC 105 or SOC 107 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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