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ERIC Number: EJ1068966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Play Theory: A Personal Journey and New Thoughts
Sutton-Smith, Brian
American Journal of Play, v1 n1 p80-123 Sum 2008
A preeminent play-theory scholar reviews a lifetime devoted to the study of play in a lively, even playful, recounting of his illustrious career and some of its autobiographical roots. The author covers the development of his three major theories of play--as a viability variable, as culturally relative play forms, and as a co-evolutionary multiplex of functions--and points to some new areas of inquiry on the topic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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