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EXPLORING MINECRAFT: ETHNOGRAPHIES OF PLAY AND CREATIVITY

Larissa Hjorth, Ingrid Richardson, Hugh Davies, William Balmford



 

This book directs critical attention to one of the most ubiquitous and yet under-analyzed games, Minecraft. Drawing on three years of ethnographic fieldwork into mobile games in Australian homes, the authors seek to take Minecraft seriously as a cultural practice. The book examines how Minecraft players engage in a form of gameplay that is uniquely intergenerational, creative, and playful, and which moves ambivalently throughout everyday life. At the intersection of digital media, quotidian literacy, and ethnography, the book situates interdisciplinary debates around mundane play through the lens of Minecraft. Ultimately, Exploring Minecraft seeks to coalesce the discussion between formal and informal learning, fostering new forms of digital media creativity and ethnographic innovation around the analysis of games in everyday life.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Hardcover

9783030599072

2021

203

English

Paperback


9783030599102

2020

189

English

eBook


N/A

2021

203

 

TAGS


Publishers: #PalgraveMacmillan (Palgrave Macmillan)

Languages: #English


Companies:

#Mojang (Mojang)


Public Figures:

N/A


Games:

#Minecraft (Minecraft)


Misc:

#PalgraveGamesInContext (Palgrave Games In Context)

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