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Play and the Human Condition

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ISBN-10: 0252080688

ISBN-13: 9780252080685

Edition: 2015

Authors: Thomas S. Henricks

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In Play and the Human Condition, Thomas Henricks brings together ways of considering play to probe its essential relationship to work, ritual, and communitas. Focusing on five contexts for play--the psyche, the body, the environment, society, and culture--Henricks identifies conditions that instigate play, and comments on its implications for those settings. Offering a general theory of play as behavior promoting self-realization, Henricks articulates a conception of self that includes individual and social identity, particular and transcendent connection, and multiple fields of involvement. Henricks also evaluates play styles from history and contemporary life to analyze the relationship…    
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 4/10/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Thomas S. Henricks is Danieley Professor of Sociology and Distinguished University Professor at Elon University, USA. He is the author of many books and articles on the organisation of human expression in societies. His most recent book is Play Reconsidered: Sociological Perspectives on Human Expression (2006).