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The state of play: Historical perspectives

The state of play: Historical perspectives

Martin, Mary Clare (2016) The state of play: Historical perspectives. International Journal of Play, 5 (3):8. pp. 329-339. ISSN 2159-4937 (Print), 2159-4953 (Online) (doi:10.1080/21594937.2016.1244025)

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of the history of play from ancient times to the present. First analysing the value of contributions of different academic disciplines to this elusive subject, it then calls in question well-established grand narratives as represented by historians Philippe Aries and Gary Cross. It concludes by summarising the contribution of the Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation at the University of Greenwich, including recent publications and the multi-disciplinary "Multi-Cultural Toys" project.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article relates to the interdisciplinary "Multi-Cultural Toys" project which has been supported by internal funding from the University of Greenwich.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Play; History; Grand narratives; Philippe Aries; Gary Cross; Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation; University of Greenwich
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of History, Politics & Social Sciences
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > History Research Group (HRG)
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Last Modified: 18 May 2018 00:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16513

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