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LAW, VIDEO GAMES, VIRTUAL REALITIES: PLAYING LAW

Ashley Pearson, Anne Hobson, Anna Lukina, Conor Leggott, Daniel Hourigan, Dale Mitchell, Dale Mitchell, Desmond Manderson, James C. Fisher, James Gilchrist Stewart, Jean Ketterling, Joshua D.M. Shaw, Kieran Tranter, Luis Gómez Romero, Spencer Thomas Keynes, Shane Finn, Timothy D. Peters



 

This edited volume explores the intersection between the coded realm of the video game and the equally codified space of law through an insightful collection of critical readings.


Law is the ultimate multiplayer role-playing game. Involving a process of world-creation, law presents and codifies the parameters of licit and permitted behaviour, requiring individuals to engage their roles as a legal subject – the player-avatar of law – in order to be recognized, perform legal actions, activate rights or fulfil legal duties. Although traditional forms of law (copyright, property, privacy, freedom of expression) externally regulate the permissible content, form, dissemination, rights and behaviours of game designers, publishers, and players, this collection examines how players simulate, relate, and engage with environments and experiences shaped by legality in the realm of video game space.


Featuring critical readings of video games as a means of understanding law and justice, this book contributes to the developing field of cultural legal studies, but will also be of interest to other legal theorists, socio-legal scholars, and games theorists.

 

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English

Hardcover

9781032054971

2023

322

 

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Publishers: #Routledge (Routledge)

Languages: #English

Format: #Hardcover

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Year: #Year2023


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Games:

#AceAttorney (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)

#Borders (Borders)

#Civilization (Sid Meier's Civilization, Sid Meier's Civilization VI)

#DokiDokiLiteratureClub (Doki Doki Literature Club!)

#GrandTheftAuto (Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V)

#TheElderScrolls (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

#VRChat (VRChat)

#Zelda (The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)


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