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Book Review

Play and Development: Evolutionary, Sociocultural, and Functional Perspectives

Artin Göncü and Suzanne Gaskins, eds.
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 2006. Illustrated. xiv, 310 pp. $34.95 paper. ISBN: 9780805852615

by Robyn M. Holmes

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This edited volume is a compilation of papers presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society. The inclusive chapters reflect the breadth and depth of play research and the researchers themselves. As a topic of scholarly inquiry, the study of play has been pursued through an interdisciplinary lens and different theoretical frameworks. This volume reflects that diversity.