A Game of Colours: Symbolic and Structural Analysis of an Irish Children’s Game


Caroline J. Tatem (Indiana University)

My paper presents an overview of ethnographic archival sources collected by 1930s schoolchildren in the Republic of Ireland. I study variants of the children's game "Colours," providing a structural and symbolic analysis.

Part of 12-07 "The Games I Play": Children's Games in 1930s Ireland, Monday, October 18, 11:15 am–12:45 pm