ludicity; urban culture; consumerist society
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach
H. Rusek (red.), "Dilemmas of old and contemporary culture in ethnographical and antropological discourse" (S. 83-91). Cieszyn : University of Silesia in Katowice
Big cities provide the highest number of examples illustrating the changes in the quantity and forms of ludic spaces. However, the legitimacy of the opinion that the ludicity of consumerist societies’ culture is increasing can be justifed by examples of entertainment places available in smaller towns or even in non-urban areas. Besides a few studies, the issue of both urban and non-urban ludic spaces is not frequently discussed in expert literature. Tat is why it is still worth asking what information the quantity, quality and types of ludic spaces provide about modern culture and consumerist society. What also seems appropriate is the reﬂection on what other forms of ludic space (apart from most frequently analyzed in this context shopping and entertainment centres or theme parks) can manifest the increasing signifcance of fun in everyday life of consumerist societies. Tus, the presented article aims at exploring the issue of the ludicity of consumerist societies’ culture from the perspective of ludic spaces in towns of various sizes.