Daniel Muriel, Luca Carrubba
Video games play an increasingly important role in contemporary society. To the extent that the video game and its culture become more important, the questions surrounding them also grow.
How do video games affect our daily lives? Are they culture? Is it possible to build a feeling of belonging from them?
Gamer Identity explores the controversial figure of the gamer or gamer from a sociological perspective. The work is the result of an experiment that was born on the AnaitGames website and that is at the same time the dissemination of the results of academic research, public debate and a methodological tool to create new knowledge. In it, the reader will find —with an accessible but rigorous language— a dissection of the gamer identity and its different figurations or versions. Add, in each case, an analysis that includes the vibrant discussion that each category sparked on the AnaitGames website: an always controversial and stimulating debate around gamer identity.
It is a book that, furthermore, goes beyond considerations about the world of videogames, their communities and identities: it is also a treatise on current society and its problems, particularly on the construction of meaning in the contemporary world. Gamer Identity is intended for all those people who are interested in the video game and its relationship with our changing socio-cultural reality.
Identidad gamer: Videojuegos y construcción de sentido en la sociedad contemporánea
Publishers: #AnaitGames (AnaitGames)