Toys, play, culture and society: An anthropological approach with reference to North Africa and the Sahara (digital edition 2013)

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Abstract

Foreword by Brian Sutton-Smith 1 Introduction 2 Toy design: reflections of an anthropologist 2.1 Who is Barbie? 2.2 Who is Brownie the Gnome? 2.3 Toy design with natural and waste material 2.4 Toy design and safety 3 Toys, play, signs, meanings and communication 3.1 Toys, play and communication 3.2 Toys, signs and meanings 3.2.1 Material aspects 3.2.2 Technical aspects 3.2.3 Cognitive and emotional aspects 4 Toys, play, socio-cultural reproduction and continuity 5 Toys, play and creativity 6 Toys, play, girls and boys 7 Toys, play and generations 8 Toys, play, rituals and festivities 9 Toys, play and change 9.1 Changing North African and Saharan childhoods 9.2 Changing toys and play in Morocco and the Tunisian Sahara 10 Conclusion 11 Using North African and Saharan toy and play culture 11.1 Pedagogical and cultural action in developing countries 11.2 Intercultural and peace education in a Western context List of illustrations References Appendix 1: Scheme for a detailed description of play, games and toys Appendix 2: Autobiographical notes Map of North Africa and the Sahara Map of Morocco Author Index Geographic and Ethnic Index
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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