Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard (Paperback)
  • Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard (Paperback)
zoom

Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard (Paperback)

(author)
£20.00
Paperback 266 Pages / Published: 20/04/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
"Chess gets a hold of some people, like a virus or a drug," writes Robert Desjarlais in this absorbing book. Drawing on his lifelong fascination with the game, Desjarlais guides readers into the world of twenty-first-century chess to help us understand its unique pleasures and challenges, and to advance a new 'anthropology of passion.' Immersing us directly in chess' intricate culture, he interweaves small dramas, closely observed details, illuminating insights, colorful anecdotes, and unforgettable biographical sketches to elucidate the game and to reveal what goes on in the minds of experienced players when they face off over the board. "Counterplay" offers a compelling take on the intrigues of chess and shows how themes of play, beauty, competition, addiction, fanciful cognition, and intersubjective engagement shape the lives of those who take up this most captivating of games.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520272606
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Chess Openings For Dummies
Added to basket
Chess Fundamentals
Added to basket
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
Added to basket
Understanding Chess Middlegames
Added to basket
Basic Chess Openings
Added to basket
New Translation My System
Added to basket
The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess
Added to basket
Improve Your Chess in 7 Days
Added to basket
Winning Chess Tactics
Added to basket
The Mammoth Book of Chess
Added to basket
Modern Chess Openings
Added to basket
Winning Chess Strategies
Added to basket
What It Takes to Become a Chess Master
Added to basket
Chess Openings for White, Explained
Added to basket
The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.