Edited book (chapter)
|Book Chapter Category
|Edited book (chapter)
|ERA Publisher ID
|Encyclopedia of play in today's society
|Jones, Janice Kathleen
|Carlisle, Rodney P. and Golson, J.
|Number of Pages
|SAGE Publications Ltd
|Place of Publication
|Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
[Section in Reference Work]: The Encyclopedia of Play - A Social History explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreation activities of children as well as adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman empire to video games today. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of several curricular disciplines, from sociology to child psychology, from lifestyle history to social epidemiology. This two-volume set will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students in education and human development, health and sports psychology, leisure and recreation studies and kinesiology, history, and other social sciences to understand the importance of play as it has developed globally throughout history and to appreciate the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination.
|hobby horse; play; toys; Ancient Greece; Europe, 1200 to 1600; Europe, 1600 to 1800; playing alone; pretending; United Kingdom.
|ANZSRC Field of Research 2020
|439999. Other history, heritage and archaeology not elsewhere classified
|449999. Other human society not elsewhere classified
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|Faculty of Education
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