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The Resource Why we play : an anthropological study, by Roberte Hamayon ; translated by Damien Simon, (electronic book)

Why we play : an anthropological study, by Roberte Hamayon ; translated by Damien Simon, (electronic book)

Label
Why we play : an anthropological study
Title
Why we play
Title remainder
an anthropological study
Statement of responsibility
by Roberte Hamayon ; translated by Damien Simon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whether it's childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity's seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its possibilities in an imagined environment or construct. But as Roberte Hamayon shows in this book, play has implications that go even further than that. Exploring play's many dimensions, she offers an insightful look at why play has become so ubiquitous across human cultures
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Cataloging source
OCoLC-P
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Hamayon, Roberte
Dewey number
790
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN454.8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Simon, Damien
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  • Play
  • Play (Philosophy)
Label
Why we play : an anthropological study, by Roberte Hamayon ; translated by Damien Simon, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "playing" : a bundle of paradoxes -- Can play be an object of research? -- Play in the west : from condemnation to recycling -- Play defined in negative terms : a discrepant modality of action -- Buryat play : a case in point -- Lively rhythmical movements creating a fictional frame -- Bodily involvement and the creation of other dimensions -- Imitation: doing "likewise," doing "as if" doing "like" the other : playing among humans -- Foreshadowing : an indirect mode of preparation -- The cognitive process : identity and alterity, opposition and complementarity -- Interaction : humans and their "others" -- Dramatization : representing and generating an "effect" -- Involving psyche : joy and emotion, conscience and belief -- Indeterminacy : luck -- Strategy : cunning -- The social and political repercussions : redistribution and hierarchization -- The privilege of virility -- Taking advantage of the gap : margin and metaphor -- In conclusion
Control code
101665
Extent
1 online resource (370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780986132568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Why we play : an anthropological study, by Roberte Hamayon ; translated by Damien Simon, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "playing" : a bundle of paradoxes -- Can play be an object of research? -- Play in the west : from condemnation to recycling -- Play defined in negative terms : a discrepant modality of action -- Buryat play : a case in point -- Lively rhythmical movements creating a fictional frame -- Bodily involvement and the creation of other dimensions -- Imitation: doing "likewise," doing "as if" doing "like" the other : playing among humans -- Foreshadowing : an indirect mode of preparation -- The cognitive process : identity and alterity, opposition and complementarity -- Interaction : humans and their "others" -- Dramatization : representing and generating an "effect" -- Involving psyche : joy and emotion, conscience and belief -- Indeterminacy : luck -- Strategy : cunning -- The social and political repercussions : redistribution and hierarchization -- The privilege of virility -- Taking advantage of the gap : margin and metaphor -- In conclusion
Control code
101665
Extent
1 online resource (370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780986132568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote

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