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Man, Play and Games Paperback – 31 Aug 2001
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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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on 18 July 2002
I purchased this book by recommendation from a University lecturer. I found it very useful as I am completing a dissertation on Computer games and gender differences. This book puts types of games into groups with different types of people playing these games. It explains what we get out of these games personally, mentally, physically and Emotionally. I would recommend it to anyone interested in games evolution and how they affect our daily life.
on 7 June 2016
Classic text on play and games - a serious work and well worth reading for anyone interested in games and play. Helped me make sense of my own thoughts on the interconnection between play and games for the first time.
on 30 June 2003
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I bought this book because of the previous customer review thinking it would be relevant to gender differences in computer and videogames. I was very much mistaken. This book was written before videogames had even been invented, it talks mostly about traditional games such as sports and board games and gender aspects of it. If you think this may be relevant to what you need then by all means by this book but if you need discussion of gender issues in videogames then this NOT what you're looking for.
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an absolute gem!
on 31 January 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
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.
3 people found this helpful.
Best read after reading Huizinga's
on 5 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
I agree with ghandoff. Best read after reading Huizinga's, Homo Ludens. Note: the read takes some perseverance and it is well justified.