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By Rodney P. Carlisle

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"This ground-breaking source is strongly instructed for all libraries and well-being and welfare institutional depots; crucial for college collections, particularly these catering to social stories programs."

—Library magazine, STARRED Review

Children and adults spend loads of time in actions we expect of as "play," together with video games, activities, and leisure pursuits. with no brooding about it very deeply, virtually every person might agree that such actions are enjoyable, enjoyable, and interesting. in spite of the fact that, play has many reasons that run a lot deeper than basic leisure. for kids, play has a variety of capabilities resembling festival, following principles, accepting defeat, making a choice on leaders, workout management, working towards grownup roles, and taking dangers with a purpose to acquire rewards. For adults, many video games and activities function innocuous releases of emotions of aggression, pageant, and intergroup hostility.

The Encyclopedia of Play in modern-day Society explores the concept that of play in historical past and sleek society within the usa and across the world. Its scope encompasses rest and leisure actions of youngsters and adults during the a while, from cube video games within the Roman Empire to games this present day. With greater than 450 entries, those volumes don't comprise insurance activities and activity groups yet, in its place, disguise the loads of video games performed to not make money yet as casual task. All features of play—from studying to festival, mastery of nature, socialization, and cooperation—are incorporated. just enough, this Encyclopedia explores play performed for the thrill of it!

Key Features

  • Available in either print and digital formats
  • Provides entry to the attention-grabbing literature that has explored questions of psychology, studying concept, online game concept, and background in depth
  • Considers the impacts of play on baby and grownup improvement, really on healthiness, creativity, and imagination
  • Contains entries that describe either grownup and early life play and video games in dozens of cultures worldwide and all through history
  • Explores the subtle analyses of social thinkers akin to Huizinga, Vygotsky, and Sutton-Smith, in addition to the wide range of video games, toys, activities, and entertainments discovered round the world
  • Presents cultures as various because the historic center East, sleek Russia, and China and in countries as far off as India, Argentina, and France

Key Themes

  • Adult Games
  • Board and Card Games
  • Children's Games
  • History of Play
  • Outdoor video games and novice Sports
  • Play and Education
  • Play round the World
  • Psychology of Play
  • Sociology of Play
  • Toys and Business
  • Video and on-line Games

For a subject matter we as a rule ponder light-hearted, play as a study subject has generated an in depth and complex literature, exploring a variety of penetrating questions. This two-volume set serves as a basic, nontechnical source for lecturers, researchers, and scholars alike. it really is an important addition to any educational library.

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