Homo ludens: a study of the play-element in culture

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Beacon Press, 1955 - Social Science - 220 pages
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Discusses the cultural phenomenon of the human play instincts and play acting in modern western society.

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Review: Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture

User Review  - Sabot - Goodreads

Contains some interesting ideas, but felt like a slog at times. I considered putting it down and moving on but I'm still glad I stuck it out. The two star rating is based entirely on the "it was OK" caption so don't let it dissuade you from picking this book up. Read full review

Review: Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture

User Review  - Nick Lalone - Goodreads

Everyone should read this book at some point before the end of their undergraduate degree. The things it has to say about society, the way society was formed, and the wide variety of ways in which ... Read full review

Contents

Nature and Significance of Play as a Cultural
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Phenomenon i
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The PlayConcept as Expressed in Language
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Copyright

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