Not Just for Children: Interdisciplinary Explorations of Play


Not Just for Children: Interdisciplinary Explorations of Play


Edited by Elena Xeni

Year: 2016

Format: eBook (PDF)

With input from authors with a strong background in the study of play, this volume is a must-read for anyone with an interest in play from an interdisciplinary perspective, covering the areas of sociology, technology, creative arts, history, and philosophy.

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This volume explores play from an interdisciplinary standpoint. In seeking to encourage innovative and in-depth trans-disciplinary dialogues, contributions hosted in this volume succeed in revealing research realities and avenues concerning the study of play. With input from a variety of areas, i.e. sociology, technology, creative arts, history, and philosophy, this volume is a must-have for anyone with an interest in looking into the study of play from a multi-disciplinary angle.

Elena Xeni and John Hildebrand

Part I: Play in Sociology and Technology

Using Developmental Play to Build Affective Social Competence
Margaret A. Powell

The Rise of the Mediated Play: The Dialogue between Technology, Gaming and Meta-Perspectives in Italy
Enrico Gandolfi

Part II: Play in the Creative Arts

Ludic Imagination: Playing with Knowledge
Francesca Antonacci

Multi-Strand Narrative Structures: A Filmic Game of Multiple Players
Fátima Chinita

‘With his varying child-nesse’: Shakespeare’s Inviting Play-Grounds
Peter van Dolen

Part III: Play in History and Philosophy

‘Agonism’ in the Ancient Greek Hoplite Battle
John Dayton

The Palette of Writing: To Voice a Play in Chagall through Philosophy
Burcu Canar

The Game of the World and the Library of Babel
Leslie Anne Boldt

Elena Xeni is a Teaching Fellow in Language Education/Literacy at the Department of Education, University of Cyprus. Between the years 2007-2013, she was an Adjunct Teaching Staff in Language Arts/Literacy at the Bachelor Programme in Sciences of Education (BPSE Programme), University of Luxembourg. Her interests involve best practices in language and literature teaching and learning, teacher training, children’s literature translation process research (ChLTPR), and childhood representations in in-school and out-of-school contexts.