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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
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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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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa2fee9c0) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0xa30017ec) out of 5 stars an absolute gem! Jan. 30 2013
By ghandoff - Published on Amazon.com
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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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HASH(0xa30077b0) out of 5 stars Best read after reading Huizinga's April 4 2015
By Zephyr Jorgensen - Published on Amazon.com
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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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