GAMING REPRESENTATION: RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY IN VIDEO GAMES

Anna Everett, Braxton Soderman, Jennifer deWinter, Carly Kocurek, Nina B. Huntemann, Gabrielle Trepanier-Jobin, Irene Chien, Soraya Murray, Rachael Hutchinson, Lisa Patti, Bonnie Ruberg, Jordan Wood, Edmond Y. Chang, Lisa Nakamura, Jennifer Molkowski, TreaAndrea M. Russworm



 

Recent years have seen an increase in public attention to identity and representation in video games, including journalists and bloggers holding the digital game industry accountable for the discrimination routinely endured by female gamers, queer gamers, and gamers of color. Video game developers are responding to these critiques, but scholarly discussion of representation in games has lagged far behind. Gaming Representation examines portrayals of race, gender, and sexuality in a range of games, from casuals like Diner Dash, to indies like Journey and The Binding of Isaac, to mainstream games from the Grand Theft Auto, BioShock, Spec Ops, The Last of Us, and Max Payne franchises. Arguing that representation and identity function as systems in games that share a stronger connection to code and platforms than it may first appear, the contributors to this volume push gaming scholarship to new levels of inquiry, theorizing, and imagination.

 

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9780253025739

2017

276

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9780253026477

2017

276

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2017

276

 

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Authors: #AnnaEverett #BonnieRuberg #BraxtonSoderman #CarlyAKocurek #EdmondYChang #GabrielleTrepanierJobin #IreneChien #JenniferdeWinter #JenniferMolkowski #JordanWood #LisaNakamura #LisaPatti #NinaBHuntemann #RachaelHutchinson #SorayaMurray #TreaAndreaMRussworm

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