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Man, Play and Games Paperback – August 31, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0252070334 ISBN-10: 025207033X Edition: Reprint

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; Reprint edition (August 31, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 025207033X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252070334
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Well worth the attention of every sociologist interested in the relationship of culture to play." -- American Sociological Review "A book to be read for ideas." -- American Journal of Sociology "An excellently conceived work." -- Social Forces

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ghandoff on January 30, 2013
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there is something uncovered in this book that i have not found elsewhere. caillois' mapping of play challenges and at many points, exceeds that of huizinga and other play scholars.
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I agree with ghandoff. Best read after reading Huizinga's, Homo Ludens. Note: the read takes some perseverance and it is well justified.
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