Questioning Play: What play can tell us about social life - download pdf or read online

By Henning Eichberg

ISBN-10: 1138682470

ISBN-13: 9781138682474

What is play? Why can we play? What can play educate us approximately our lifestyles as social beings? during this serious research into the importance of play, Henning Eichberg argues that via play we will ask questions on the area, others and ourselves. enjoying a video game and asking a question are sorts of human perform which are essentially hooked up. This booklet provides a practice-based philosophical method of knowing play that starts with empirical research, drawing on ancient, sociological and anthropological investigations of play within the actual global, from modern Danish football to battle video games and folks dances. Its ten chapters discover themes corresponding to:

  • play as a tradition of search

  • playing, studying and progress

  • the gentle and darkish facets of play

  • playing video games, game and display

  • folk activities, renowned video games, and social identity

  • play lower than the stipulations of alienation.

From those explorations emerge a phenomenological method of knowing play and its worth in interrogating ourselves and our social worlds.

This e-book deals a difficult contribution to the interdisciplinary box of the philosophy of play. it will likely be interesting interpreting for any pupil or researcher attracted to social and cultural anthropology, phenomenology, and significant sociology in addition to the ethics and philosophy of recreation, relaxation reports, and the sociology of activity.


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