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American Journal of Play
An interdisciplinary publication that examines the role of play in human learning. Online access to current and past issues is FREE via the journal's website.
Homo Ludens by
Call Number: CB151.H815 1955
Publication Date: 1971-06-01
This quintessential book by Johan Huizinga on the nature of human play examines the meaning and structure of play. Chicago Public Library collection: Harold Washington 6th Floor Reference. In-library use only.
Play Matters by
Call Number: BF717.S49 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-01
Sicart analyzes play as "a mode of being human" and gets into the theory of play as a basic part of reality. This text is useful for understanding why humans play and why it matters.
Call Number: BF717.B76 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-05
Dr. Brown has spent his career (physician, psychiatrist) studying the importance of play in the lives of humans. In this book he illustrates how play helps with brain development and promotes empathy.
International Journal of Play
An interdisciplinary journal that examines play theory, policy, and practice in various cultural settings, institutions, and communities across the world. (Subscription required.)