Classical and contemporary theories of childhood play are reviewed and evaluated. A symbolic interactionist conception of play, games, work, and socialization is offered. Naturalistic data drawn from the observation of children ages three to eight years are presented to support a processual model of socialization and interaction in early childhood.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Sep 1975|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science