TASP is a multidisciplinary organization whose purpose is to promote the study of play, support and cooperate with other organizations having similar purposes, and organize meetings and publications that facilitate the sharing and dissemination of information related to the study of play. TASP’s broad focus includes many disciplines and scholarly interests. Among these are: anthropology, education, psychology, sociology, recreation and leisure studies, history, folklore, dance, communication, the arts, kinesiology, philosophy, cultural studies, and musicology.

Members receive:

  • The TASP enewsletter, which includes book reviews, research up-dates, membership lists, abstracts of annual meetings, and other matters of interest
  • Periodic publications of Play and Culture Studies, which includes current theory and research on play in a variety of disciplines (receipt of this volume depends on membership level)
  • Three issues per year of The International Journal of Play, the official journal of TASP
  • Reduced registration fees at TASP annual meetings

TASP Membership Levels

The levels below include Play & Culture Studies and The International Journal of Play.

  • Professional (USA only) $75
  • Professional (outside USA) $80
  • Retiree (with journals) $65
  • Student (with journals) $65
  • Institution (with journals) $85

The levels below do not include journals.

  • Retiree (no journals) $25
  • Student (no journals) $25
  • Institution (no journals) $25

Click here to purchase or renew TASP membership online.

Click here to print a TASP membership application.

The TASP membership database is managed by The Strong museum in Rochester, New York. For questions about payment, please email membership@museumofplay.org. The Strong does not manage distribution of TASP publications.

If you have questions about TASP publications or the benefits of TASP membership, please contact Dorothy Sluss (TASP Treasurer) at (540) 568-5537 (Pacific time) or slussdj@jmu.edu.