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The Resource Gender and sexuality in online game cultures : passionate play, Jenny Sundén, Malin Sveningsson

Gender and sexuality in online game cultures : passionate play, Jenny Sundén, Malin Sveningsson

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Gender and sexuality in online game cultures : passionate play
Title
Gender and sexuality in online game cultures
Title remainder
passionate play
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Sundén, Malin Sveningsson
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Language
eng
Summary
"How do gender and sexuality come to matter in online game cultures? Why is it important to explore "straight" versus "queer" contexts of play? And what does it mean to play together with others over time, as co-players and researchers? Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures is a book about female players and their passionate encounters with the online game World of Warcraft and its player cultures. It takes seriously women's passions in games, and as such draws attention to questions of pleasure in and desire for technology. The authors use a unique approach of what they term a "twin ethnography" that develops two parallel stories. Sveningsson studies "straight" game culture, and makes explicit that which is of the norm by exploring the experiences of female gamers in a male-dominated gaming context. Sundén investigates "queer" game culture through the queer potentials of mainstream World of Warcraft culture, as well as through the case of a guild explicitly defined as LGBT. Academic research on game culture is flourishing, yet feminist accounts of gender and sexuality in games are still in the making. Drawing on feminist notions of performance, performativity and positionality, as well as the recent turn to affect and phenomenology within cultural theory, the authors develop queer, feminist studies of online player cultures in ways that are situated and embodied"--
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1973-
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Sundén, Jenny
Dewey number
793.93/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Elm, Malin Sveningsson
Series statement
Routledge advances in feminist studies and intersectionality
Series volume
8
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  • Internet games
  • Internet and women
Label
Gender and sexuality in online game cultures : passionate play, Jenny Sundén, Malin Sveningsson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Go with your passion! / Malin Sveningsson -- 2. The more the merrier! / Malin Sveningsson -- 3. The straight game / Malin Sveningsson -- 4. Playing along / Malin Sveningsson -- 5. Desires at play / Jenny Sunden -- 6. A feel of play / Jenny Sunden -- 7. Coming home and coming out / Jenny Sunden -- 8. A queer eye on transgressive play / Jenny Sunden
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ocn785263490
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 234 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136499791
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unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785263490
Label
Gender and sexuality in online game cultures : passionate play, Jenny Sundén, Malin Sveningsson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Go with your passion! / Malin Sveningsson -- 2. The more the merrier! / Malin Sveningsson -- 3. The straight game / Malin Sveningsson -- 4. Playing along / Malin Sveningsson -- 5. Desires at play / Jenny Sunden -- 6. A feel of play / Jenny Sunden -- 7. Coming home and coming out / Jenny Sunden -- 8. A queer eye on transgressive play / Jenny Sunden
Control code
ocn785263490
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136499791
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785263490

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