More than child’s play? The case for war toys

Philip Kirby, Sean Carter, Tara Louise Woodyer

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    Abstract

    The article discusses the history of war toys for children, focusing on a discussion of the debate over how war play impacts children. Other topics include a discussion of war toys/games including G.I. Joe, Action Man, and chess, how the toys teach children about war, and a discussion of the impact of realistic virtual war games on children..
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages20-27
    Number of pages8
    Volume64
    Specialist publicationHistory Today
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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      Woodyer, T. L., 2 Jun 2016, The Conversation.

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    • Ludic – or playful – geopolitics

      Carter, S., Kirby, P. & Woodyer, T. L., 28 Jan 2016, Children, young people and critical geopolitics. Benwell, M. & Hopkins, P. (eds.). Ashgate Publishing Limited, p. 61-73

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    • Action figures, cultures of militarism and geopolitical logics

      Woodyer, T. L., Jun 2014, London : V&A Museum of Childhood.

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    • War games

      Woodyer, T. L., Carter, S. & Dodds, K., Feb 2014, ToyNews, 147, p. 25.

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