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ERIC Number: EJ1070247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
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ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Caillois's "Man, Play, and Games": An Appreciation and Evaluation
Henricks, Thomas S.
American Journal of Play, v3 n2 p157-185 Fall 2010
This article explores the contributions of Roger Caillois to the study of human play. The initial portion of the essay focuses on Caillois's scholarly career as a response to the public events and intellectual movements of his time. The author shows how Caillois's responses influenced the portraits of play that he developed in such important books as "Man and the Sacred" and "Man, Play, and Games." The article then analyzes the themes Caillois developed in these writings and compares them to Johan Huizinga's interpretation of play in "Homo Ludens." In a final section, the article shows the continued pertinence of Caillois's approach to contemporary scholarship and offers author's own evaluation of this theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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