The American Journal of Play by Jeff

I’m really excited about one of our newest journals here at UIP. It’s the American Journal of Play. No, not “play” as in Shakespeare. There are already plenty of journals examining that subject. But rather “play” as in tag, Monopoly, wooden blocks, and Mario Kart. As a parent to two young girls, I’m interested to see what the Journal will have to offer not only to psychologists, historians, and educators, but also to ordinary parents interested in understanding how they can facilitate the growth of their children through play.

Check out the tables of contents for issues 1 and 2 here.


Jeff is the Associate Journals Manager at the University of Illinois Press

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