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QUEER GAME STUDIES

Bonnie Ruberg, Adrienne Shaw, Leigh Alexander, Gregory L. Bagnall, Hanna Brady, Mattie Brice, Derek Burrill, Edmond Y. Chang, Naomi M. Clark, Katherine Cross, Kim d'Amazing, Aubrey Gabel, Christopher Goetz, Jack Halberstam, Todd Harper, Larissa Hjorth, Chelsea Howe, Jesper Juul, Colleen Macklin, Amanda Phillips, Gabriela T. Richard, Toni Rocca, Sarah Schoemann, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Zoya Street, Peter Wonica, Robert Yang, Jordan Youngblood



 

Video games have developed into a rich, growing field at many top universities, but they have rarely been considered from a queer perspective. Immersion in new worlds, video games seem to offer the perfect opportunity to explore the alterity that queer culture longs for, but often sexism and discrimination in gamer culture steal the spotlight. Queer Game Studies provides a welcome corrective, revealing the capacious albeit underappreciated communities that are making, playing, and studying queer games.


These in-depth, diverse, and accessible essays use queerness to challenge the ideas that have dominated gaming discussions. Demonstrating the centrality of LGBTQ issues to the gamer world, they establish an alternative lens for examining this increasingly important culture. Queer Game Studies covers important subjects such as the representation of queer bodies, the casual misogyny prevalent in video games, the need for greater diversity in gamer culture, and reading popular games like Bayonetta, Mass Effect, and Metal Gear Solid from a queer perspective.


Perfect for both everyday readers and instructors looking to add diversity to their courses, Queer Game Studies is the ideal introduction to the vast and vibrant realm of queer gaming.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

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English

Paperback

9781517900373

2017

336

English

Hardcover

9781517900366

2017

336

English

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2017

336

 

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Publishers: #UniversityofMinnesotaPress (University of Minnesota Press)

Languages: #English

Year: #Year2017


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#Bayonetta (Bayonetta) #MassEffect (Mass Effect) #MetalGear (Metal Gear Solid)


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