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Diversions and divergences in fields of play

Author: Margaret Carlisle Duncan; Garry Edward Chick; Alan Aycock
Publisher: Greenwich, Conn. : Ablex Pub. Corp., ©1998.
Series: Play & culture studies, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is concerned with furthering our understanding of the phenomenon of play in humans and in animals, and across various cultural, social and activity settings. Topics covered include  Read more...

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Diversions and divergences in fields of play.
Greenwich, Conn. : Ablex Pub. Corp., ©1998
(OCoLC)609911116
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Carlisle Duncan; Garry Edward Chick; Alan Aycock
ISBN: 1567503705 9781567503708 1567503713 9781567503715
OCLC Number: 40045171
Description: xii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Do machinists play with machines? Work and outdoor recreation among employees in the western Pennsylvania machine-tool industry --
Play in culture and the jargon of primordiality: a critique of "Homo Ludens" --
Playing against the self: representation and evolution --
The cultural dilemma of traditional games --
A sociological comparison of Nigerian and American children's games --
Young children's play in socio-cultural context: South Korea and the United States --
The adaptive powers of being playful --
Measuring playfulness: development of the Child Behaviors Inventory of Playfulness --
Construct validity of the Children's Playfulness Scale --
The impact of positioning equipment on play skills of physically impaired children --
Reactivity and play and exploration behaviors of young Rhesus monkeys --
Social play and Estrous cycle: the relationship between social play and Estrous cycle in a captive adolescent female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) --
The 49th paradox: the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games and Canadian identity as contested terrain --
Symbolic inversion in the subculture of skateboarding --
The pleasures of resistance: the subversion of the martial arts --
What's the matter with Falstaff?: The structure of play in the first part of "King Henry IV" --
Owning up: Bourdieu and commodified play in the USCF Chess Catalogue --
(Un)toward joy: movement, sport, and (the meaning of) life.
Series Title: Play & culture studies, v. 1.
Responsibility: volume editors, Margaret Carlisle Duncan, Garry Chick, Alan Aycock.

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