Special Issue of the International Journal of Play
Topic: Play and Well Being
Issue Editor: Cindy Dell Clark
The final issue of the International Journal of Play in 2013 will be a special issue devoted to the role of play in human well being. This topic is broadly construed to include ways in which play is connected to biological or physical health, mental health, spiritual health, or healthy shared relationships of people of all ages. We are interested in papers that enlighten our understanding of how play adds to human resilience and functioning. Authors of these papers may work in mono-disciplinary or interdisciplinary paradigms, and may approach play from a theoretical, empirical or applied perspective. Since play is a topic of interest across a broad spectrum of contexts, we welcome papers drawn from any cultural or social setting. Authors throughout the social sciences or from medical fields (public health, nursing, child life, occupational therapy, nutrition, medicine, clinical psychology etc.) are encouraged to submit manuscripts. If you work on issues of play relevant to other applied fields (sports, media, social work, or another play-related area) your papers are also invited.
Manuscripts should be 7000 words or less, written in English and should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 1, 2013. All papers will undergo a peer review process. Please conform to the manuscript preparation instructions set forth on the journal website: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rijp20&page=instructions.
About the International Journal of Play
The International Journal of Play is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Play. It is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on all facets of play, providing an international forum for papers and scholarly debate on topics of play theory, policy and practice worldwide. The journal is currently edited by Pat Broadhead, June Factor, and Michael Patte, and is published by Routledge.
About Cindy Dell Clark
Cindy Dell Clark is Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University in Camden NJ. She studies and teaches about children and culture, including a focus on health related issues. Her publications include a book-length, child-centered ethnography on how children and their families cope with asthma and diabetes, In Sickness and In Play: Children Coping with Chronic Illness.