Play Reconsidered

Play Reconsidered : Sociological Perspectives on Human Expression

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Understanding the significance of adult play in the life of modern societies
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 2 line drawings
  • 0252030788
  • 9780252030789

Table of contents

1. Johan Huizinga 's Challenge to Play Studies; 2. Karl Marx on Creativity and Alienation; 3. Emile Durkheim on the Social Foundations of Expression; 4. Max Weber and the Rationalization of Play; 5. Georg Simmel and the Play-Forms of Social Life; 6. Erving Goffman on Play as Encounter; 7. Play as Human Expression
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"Rewarding and enlightening."--European Journal of Communication
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About Thomas S. Henricks

Thomas S. Henricks is the Danieley Professor of Sociology at Elon University and the author of Disputed Pleasures: Sport and Society in Preindustrial England.
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