The Nature of Play

Great Apes and Humans

Edited by Anthony D. Pellegrini and Peter K. Smith

December 6, 2004
ISBN 9781593851170
Price: $59.00
308 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

I. Background and Theory

1. Play in Great Apes and Humans, Anthony D. Pellegrini and Peter K. Smith

2. The Role of Play in the Evolution of Great Apes and Humans, Patrick Bateson

II. Social Play

3. Social Play in the Great Apes, Kerrie P. Lewis

4. Rough-and-Tumble Play in Humans, Douglas P. Fry

III. Object Play

5. Object Play in Great Apes: Studies in Nature and Captivity, Jacklyn K. Ramsey

and William C. McGrew

6. Boys' and Girls' Uses of Objects for Exploration, Play, and Tools in Early Childhood,

Anthony D. Pellegrini and Kathy Gustafson

IV. Fantasy

7. Fantasy Play in Apes, Juan-Carlos Gómez and Beatriz Martín-Andrade

8. Social and Pretend Play in Children, Peter K. Smith

V. Hunter-Gatherers and Pastoral Peoples

9. Play in Hunter-Gatherer Society, Yumi Gosso, Emma Otta, Maria de Lima Salum e Morais,

Fernando José Leite Ribeiro, and Vera Silvia Raad Bussab

10. Farming, Foraging, and Children's Play in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, John Bock

VI. Conclusion

11. Play in Great Apes and Humans: Reflections on Continuities and Discontinuities, Peter K. Smith and Anthony D. Pellegrini