Play & Culture Studies

The Association for the Study of Play series Play and Culture is a peer reviewed national publication. The series editor is Jim Johnson at Penn State University.

Recent Titles in Play & Culture Studies

  • Volume 16: Play and Literacy; Myae Han and James E. Johnson, editors
  • Volume 15: Play and Curriculum; Myae Han and James E. Johnson, editors
  • Volume 14: Aspects of Playwork; Fraser Brown and Bob Hughes, editors
  • Volume 13: Celebrating 40 years of Play Research: Connecting Our Past, Present, and Future; Michael M. Patte and John A. Sutterby, editors
  • Volume 12: Play: A Polyphony of Research, Theories, and Issues; Lynn Cohen and Sandi Waite-Stupiansky, editors
  • Volume 11: Play as Performance; Carrie Lobman & Barbara O’Neill, editors
  • Volume 10: Play as Engagement and Communication; Eva Nwokah, editor
  • Volume 9: Transactions at Play; Cindy Dell Clark, editor
  • Volume 8: From Children to Red Hatters: Diverse Images and Issues of Play; David Kuschner, editor
  • Volume 7: Investigating Play in the 21st Century; Dorothy Justus Sluss and Olga S. Jarrett, editors
  • Volume 6: Play: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis; F. F. McMahon, Donald E. Lytle, and Brian Sutton-Smith, editors
  • Volume 5: Play and Educational Theory and Practice; Donald E. Lytle, editor
  • Volume 4: Conceptual, Social-cognitive, and Contextual Issues in the Fields of Play; Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, editor
  • Volume 3: Theory in Context and Out; Stuart Reifel, editor
  • Volume 2: Play Contexts Revisited; Stuart Reifel, editor
  • Volume 1: Diversions and Divergences in Fields of Play; Margaret Carlisle Duncan, Garry Chick, and Alan Aycock, editors


Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, use 12 pt font, and have one-inch margins on all sides. Style guidelines for the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) should be followed. Electronic submission is preferred and may be sent as an email attachment.

For Information, contact:

James E. Johnson
(Series Editor,
Play & Culture Studies)
(814) 654-2230
145 Chambers Building
College of Education
The Penn State University
University Park, PA
United States