Volunteers as monstrous workers:'monsters' in UK live-action roleplay game organizations

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Mitchell, L;

This paper examines volunteers as workers in the leisure activity of festival-scale UK live-action roleplaying. The descriptive term ‘monsters’ is native within the field, referring to volunteer roles often involving dramatic performance of a ‘villain’ as opposed to the... View more
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