Play Culture in a Changing World

Play Culture in a Changing World

by Marjatta Kalliala


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335213412
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Series: Debating Play Series
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface     vii
Acknowledgements     x
Introduction: A picture of children's play culture     1
Meet the children, their parents, and the practitioners who work with them     3
In general: The changing world we live in     10
From the general to the particular: What is children's play culture?     17
Competitions and games in children's play culture     30
Games of chance and luck in children's play culture: Alea     43
The world of make-believe 1: Family play scenarios     51
The world of make-believe 2: Play scenarios that are about having 'adventures' and fights     75
Fooling about in play: The 'dizzy' side of play culture     94
Play that defies categorization     106
Gender and children's play culture     108
Adults and play     117
Changes in children's play culture     132
Interviews     141
References     143
Index     151

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