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Kawash, Samira – American Journal of Play, 2011
For most children in North America, Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. But some critics insist that its emphasis on ready-made costumes, store-bought candy, and trick-or-treating seduces children into cultural passivity and socializes them to mindless consumption. These critics argue that trick-or-treating was an inherited…
Descriptors: Play, Holidays, Cultural Influences, Newspapers
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Kawash, Samira – American Journal of Play, 2010
The Candy Land board game has been in production since 1949 and remains one of the best-known and biggest-selling children's board games of all time. Beginning with the fiftieth-anniversary edition in 1998, Hasbro Inc. has promoted the story of how a retired schoolteacher named Eleanor Abbott came to invent Candy Land while recuperating in a polio…
Descriptors: Games, Child Health, Public Health, United States History