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Play Reconsidered : Sociological Perspectives on Human Expression

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Understanding the significance of adult play in the life of modern societiesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 147.3 x 226.1 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 2 line drawings
  • 0252073185
  • 9780252073182
  • 612,326

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"Rewarding and enlightening."--European Journal of Communicationshow more

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.show more

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 Expressionshow more

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