Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures: Passionate Play (Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality)

Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures: Passionate Play (Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality)

Jenny Sundén


How do gender and sexuality come to subject in video game cultures? Why is it vital to discover "straight" as opposed to "queer" contexts of play? And what does it suggest to play including others through the years, as co-players and researchers?

Gender and Sexuality in game Cultures is a publication approximately lady avid gamers and their passionate encounters with the net video game World of Warcraft and its participant cultures. It takes heavily women’s passions in video games, and as such attracts realization to questions of enjoyment in and hope for expertise.

The authors use a distinct method of what they time period a "twin ethnography" that develops parallel tales. Sveningsson reviews "straight" online game tradition, and makes particular that that's of the norm through exploring the reports of lady players in a male-dominated gaming context. Sundén investigates "queer" online game tradition during the queer potentials of mainstream World of Warcraft tradition, in addition to in the course of the case of a guild explicitly outlined as LGBT.

Academic examine on online game tradition is prospering, but feminist bills of gender and sexuality in video games are nonetheless within the making. Drawing on feminist notions of functionality, performativity and positionality, in addition to the hot flip to impact and phenomenology inside of cultural concept, the authors improve queer, feminist reviews of on-line participant cultures in ways in which are positioned and embodied.

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