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Still playing: Australian children’s play, tradition and change in the early 21st century


Darian-Smith, K, Still playing: Australian children's play, tradition and change in the early 21st century, Play and Folklore, 56, (October) pp. 4-7. ISSN 1329-2463 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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For the past three years, teams of fieldworkers have visiting selected primary schools around Australia for periods of one to two weeks to observe and document the play of children at lunchtime and recess. They have been part of the Childhood, Tradition and Change national project funded by the Australian Research Council, with assistance from the National Library of Australia and Museum Victoria. A multidisciplinary team of scholars from the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and Curtin University are now analysing the fieldwork data in the first national research project addressing continuity and change in Australian children’s playlore in the early 21st century.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:play, history, culture
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:126569
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-06-18
Last Modified:2018-06-18

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