About the Journal

Into the Magic Circle (IMC) is an online, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal on the cultural and social theory of the play-element in society, politics, culture, arts, and everyday life. The journal welcomes all relevant approaches of the social sciences and humanities domain (SSH) to reflect on the phenomenon and philosophy of game and the problem of play in times of modernity, and related topics. The title refers to the theory of the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga, who wrote the first ground-breaking essay on the importance of game and play in every aspect of our lives.