Part III - Play




Chapter 9 The Play Phenomenon

Play and the person-at-play

Types of play

Studies in play

Play and development

Play and learning

Play and socialisation

Play, psychoanalysis and play therapy

Play and drama

Play, culture and social anthropology

Play and gender


Chapter 10 The Relativity of Play

Play, object and play

The human being at play - Homo Ludens 

Energy, discipline, time and space 

Play forms, production and quality 


Chapter 11 Play as Paradox

Text and context

Communication - “quadreologic communication”

Conflict socialisation

Order and anarchy

Constructivism and deconstructivism


Chapter 12 The Play Classification

Genre relation

Object transformation

The play classification model

The play classification: main and subsidiary groups

Games children and parents play together