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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; Reprint edition (Aug. 31 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 025207033X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252070334
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 290 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,138 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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In 1933, the rector of the University of Leyden, J. Huizinga, chose as the theme of an important oration, "The Cultural Limits of Play and the Serious." Read the first page
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
an absolute gem! Jan. 30 2013
By ghandoff - Published on
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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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Best read after reading Huizinga's April 4 2015
By Zephyr Jorgensen - Published on
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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.