Johan Huizinga's scientific contributions

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... In each case, there is a building, a feld outdoors, or a room in which a storyworld manifests in a well-defned public space refgured by the rules of that world. Inside such "magic circles," as defned by historian Johan Huizinga (1955), players become the Sailor Scouts of the televised anime Sailor Moon or members of the Fellowship of the Ring or Jedi Knights of Star Wars. Such spaces are mesocosmic -a local ordering force -in an important social sense: the fctional rules reframe social space so that certain relationships and communities that may be absent or impossible to form in hegemonic social spaces become possible in this augmented real life. ...