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Play in philosophy and social thought / Henning Eichberg ; edited by Signe Larsen.

Henning Eichberg, author.

London : Routledge, 2018.

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  • Title:
    Play in philosophy and social thought / Henning Eichberg ; edited by Signe Larsen.
  • Author: Henning Eichberg, author.
  • Contributor: Signe Larsen editor.
  • Subjects: Play -- Philosophy;
    Dewey: 306.481
  • Rights: Terms governing use: Copyright.
    Access restrictions: NON_PRINT_LEGAL_DEPOSIT
  • Publication Details: London : Routledge, 2018.
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Description: Contents:

    Introduction: If the game plays the player…

    Part I: Play and Identity

    1. Laughter of the Pygmies on the racetrack, 1904. Making the "others" play
    2. Gliding body – sitting body. Playing we-identity and religion
    3. Mass plays and social movements. Playing social identity
    4. Part II: Play and Un-normal Normality

    5. Dancing joy and dancing mania – rhythmic possession
    6. Moving and playing with disability – and what is normal?
    7. Part III: Play and Craft

    8. Parkour – between craftsmanship and playfulness
    9. Part IV: Critical method: The Study of Play and the Play of Study

    10. Do we need a definition of play? Re-encounter with philosophies of games
    11. Towards a comparative phenomenology of play
    12. Play, games, sport, production. The study of configurations
    13. Play with words, play with numbers. About academic games
    14. Part V: … and play down here

    15. Nisser – the playful small people of Denmark
    16. The nose – a playground in the midst of the human face

    Conclusion: The playful human being – a challenge to philosophical anthropology


  • Identifier: ISBN 9780429838699 (ePub ebook) : £36.99; ISBN £115.00; ISBN 9780429838705 (PDF ebook) : £36.99; ISBN 9780429838682 (Mobipocket ebook) : £36.99; ISBN 9780429452109 (ebook) : £36.99
    10.4324/9780429452109 doi; BNB GBB8D7469; System number: 018988887
  • Notes: Collection subset: Social Welfare
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
  • Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection DRT ELD.DS.326162
  • UIN: BLL01018988887

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