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Bugs Bunny, Robin Williams and Anonymous: How the Trickster Shapes Our Culture

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Siegel’s latest book looks at how the concept of how playfulness could benefit our lives.

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Shepard Siegel
Shepard Siegel

The San Francisco area of the late 60s and early 70s was a time of massive social change and numerous utopian ideas. That’s the time and place where author Shepard Siegel grew up, and the city’s idealist influence on him has never wavered.

Siegel’s latest book looks at the concept of how playfulness could benefit our lives.

Disruptive Play:  The Trickster in Politics and Culture,” explores the archetype of the Trickster and how this spirit of mischief informs social progress, art, and politics today. 

Click the player to hear CultureShiht’s Amanda LeClaire talk with Siegel about how the Trickster can change our world for the better. 

Hear Shepard Siegel read from “Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture,” at Biblioasis in Windsor on Tuesday, November 12 and at Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills on Wednesday, November 13. 


Amanda LeClaire, Host, CultureShift

Amanda LeClaire is host of CultureShift. She spent a few years in the southwest for Arizona Public Media.

amanda.leclaire@wdet.org Follow @amandalee_lec

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