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Children and play in Mayurbhanj District, Odisha

Bowen, Zazie Jay


This thesis is an ethnographic and conceptual examination of peer play among school-aged children in rural North Odisha, India in 2008. In contrast to theorizations of play as socialization and transformation, this thesis develops a view of play as 'interaction', or dynamic exchange, with implications for cross-cultural ethnographies of play. Despite the unbiquity of play scholarship, play remains an ambiguous concept. Anthropologists are particularly interested in play as either a modality...[Show more]

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