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Sutton-Smith, Brian

Overview
Works: 122 works in 377 publications in 5 languages and 14,429 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  History  Games  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF717, 155.418
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Most widely held works about Brian Sutton-Smith
 
Most widely held works by Brian Sutton-Smith
Child's play by R. E Herron( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of games by Elliott M Avedon( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ambiguity of play by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sutton-Smith focuses on play theories rooted in seven distinct "rhetorics"--The ancient discourses of fate, power, communal identity, and frivolity and the modern discourses of progress, the imaginary, and the self. In a sweeping analysis that moves from the question of play in child development to the implications of play for the Western work ethic, he explores the values, historical sources, and interests that have dictated the terms and forms of play put forth in each discourse's "objective" theory
The folkgames of children by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 541-46: The published works of Brian Sutton-Smith. A chronological bibliography
The sibling by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sibling relationships : their nature and significance across the lifespan by Michael E Lamb( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Play and learning by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The folkstories of children by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Features nearly five hundred stories that were volunteered by fifty children between the ages of two and ten and transcribed word for word. The stories are organized chronologically by the age of the teller, revealing the progression of verbal competence and the gradual emergence of staging and plot organization."--Publisher description
Children's folklore : a source book by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of original essays by scholars from a variety of fields
How to play with your children (and when not to) by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and identity by B. G Rosenberg( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and German and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of children's play : New Zealand, 1840-1950 by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When schools became more universal in the expanding industrial society between 1890 and 1920, a new emphasis on the control of children developed, and from 1920 onwards, adult supervision in the form of heavily organized sports and playgrounds encroached more and more upon the untamed freedom of the rural environment. The play of the children in the twentieth century has not always been voluntary, nor intrinsically motivated. From 1920 onwards such structural impositions as heavily supervise playgrounds, organized sports, organized mass leisure, and the panacea of television transformed and domesticated children's play. The author maintains that although children have become healthier, more verbally sophisticated, and more mechanically competent, they are much less physically and emotionally self-reliant. -- Book Jacket
Toys as culture by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are toys? What do they represent beyond the literal image? Do they affect growth- are they learning tools, baby sitters, trivial objects with no particular significance? This book is the first systematic analysis of the role of toys in contemporary society. Employing history, anthropology, and psychology, as well as the first-hand accounts of players themselves, the author explores the myriad of meanings behind the toy.-- Book Jacket
The future of play theory : a multidisciplinary inquiry into the contributions of Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Masks of play by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference proceedings of The Association for the Anthropological Study of Play, held in London, Ontario in March of 1982
Play and intervention by Play and intervention( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child psychology by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The games of the Americas : a book of readings( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A children's games anthology : studies in folklore and anthropology by Brian Sutton-Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psychology of play( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The ambiguity of play
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Brian Sutton-Smith American academic

Smith Brian Sutton-

Smith, Brian Sutton- 1924-

Smith, Brian Sutton-, 1924-2015

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Children's folklore : a source bookThe future of play theory : a multidisciplinary inquiry into the contributions of Brian Sutton-SmithPlay and interventionThe games of the Americas : a book of readings