CECS Researcher co-publishes book at Palgrave Macmillan

The book Toys and Communication, edited by Luísa Magalhães (researcher at CECS) and Jeffrey Goldstein, which has the seal of Palgrave Macmillan UK, is available. The publication work consists of a selection of texts resulting from the 7th ITRA Congress – Toys and Communication, held in Braga, at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, in 2014. It is a set of articles that were chosen in peer review. Luísa Magalhães was chair of the congress and since 2011 that she is member of the board of the International Toy Research Association.
The researcher is also the author of Chapter 14 of the publication, entitled “Work and Play in a Theme Park”.

About this book
There are few scholarly books about toys, and even fewer that consider toys within the context of culture and communication. Toys and Communication is an innovative collection that effectively showcases work by specialists who have sought to examine toys throughout history and in different cultures. Psychologists stress the importance of the role of toys and game in children’s language development and intellectual skills, and this book demonstrates the recurrent theme of the transmission of cultural norms through the portrait, presentation and use of toys. The text will be beneficial for courses in education, developmental psychology, communications, media studies, and toy design.

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