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ERIC Number: EJ1068962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Play in America from Pilgrims and Patriots to Kid Jocks and Joystick Jockeys: Or How Play Mirrors Social Change
Cross, Gary
American Journal of Play, v1 n1 p7-46 Sum 2008
Drawing on a range of sources in the history of play, this article discusses how play for all ages mirrors social change, especially but not exclusively in America. The article explores three broad themes from colonial times to the present: first, how play was shaped by changes in work and time at work; second, how play activities were transformed by emerging technologies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and by commercialization; and third and finally, how play and its meanings changed along with childhood and the family.
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Language: English
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