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Child's play : myth, mimesis and make-believe

Author: Laurence Goldman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 1998.
Series: Explorations in anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthropological account of make-believe behaviour of Huli (Papua New Guinea) children demonstrates how our shared knowledge about make-believe routines, about role playing, and about the kinds of social information these representations incorporate allow children to invoke their own experiences of the world and reinvent them as types of virtual reality.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldman, Laurence.
Child's play.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 1998
(OCoLC)654232505
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Goldman
ISBN: 185973913X 9781859739136 1859739180 9781859739181
OCLC Number: 39087707
Description: xxi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Naming and gaming --
Pretend play --
Changing roles --
The ogre: a Melanesian cyclop --
The trickster: a Melanesian enantiomorph.
Series Title: Explorations in anthropology.
Responsibility: L.R. Goldman.
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