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Man, Play, and Games

Man, Play, and Games

by Roger Caillois

Editorial: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070334
Número de páginas: 224
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 6 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-05-25
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In Man, Play and Games, Caillois investigates the phenomenon of play, which he describes as "an occasion of pure waste: waste of time, energy, ingenuity, skill, and often of money." Caillois defines play as a free and voluntary activity that occurs in a pure space, isolated and protected from the rest of life. Play is uncertain, since the outcome may not be foreseen, and it is governed by rules that provide a level playing field for all participants. In its most basic form, play consists of finding a response to the opponent's action--or to the play situation--that is free within the limits set by the rules. Caillois develops a matrix of types of game, based on whether the role of ...