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Queerness in play

Author: Todd Harper; Meghan Blythe Adams; Nicholas Taylor, (Professor of Digital Media); Gerald Voorhees
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Series: Palgrave games in context.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Queerness in play examines the many ways queerness of all kinds - from queer as "LGBT" to other, less well-covered aspects of the queer spectrum - intersects with games and the social contexts of play. The current unprecedented visibility of queer creators and content comes at a high tide of resistance to the inclusion of those outside a long-imagined cisgender, heterosexual, white male norm. By critically engaging  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Harper; Meghan Blythe Adams; Nicholas Taylor, (Professor of Digital Media); Gerald Voorhees
ISBN: 3319905414 9783319905419
OCLC Number: 1029889341
Description: xvii, 279 pages : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Queer game studies: young but not new / Todd Harper, Nicholas Taylor, and Meghan Blythe Adams --
Part I. Queer foundations --
Queer(ing) game studies: reviewing research on digital play and non-normativity / Sarah Evans --
Envisioning queer game studies: ludology and the study of queer game content / Evan W. Lauteria --
Part II. Representing queerness --
The representation (or the lack of it) of same-sex relationships in digital games / Yowei Kang and Kenneth C. C. Yang --
Affliction or affection: the inclusion of a same-sex relationship in The last of us / Daniel Sipocz --
What if Zelda wasn't a girl?: problematizing Ocarina of time's great gender debate / Chris Lawrence --
Maidens and muscleheads, white mages and wimps, from the light warriors to Lightning returns / Mark Filipowich --
The big reveal: exploring (trans)femininity in Metroid / Evelyn Deshane and R. Travis Morton --
Bye, bye, Birdo: heroic androgyny and villainous gender-variance in video games / Meghan Blythe Adams --
Part III. Un-gendering assemblages --
Cues for queer play: carving a possibility space for LGBTQ role-play / Tanja Sihvonen and Jaakko Stenros --
"Sexified" male characters: video game erotic modding for pleasure and power / Nathan Thompson --
Let's come out!: on gender and sexuality, encouraging dialogue, and acceptance / Maresa Bertolo, Ilaria Mariani, and Clara Gargano --
Part IV. No fear of a queer planet: gaming and social futures --
Outside the lanes: supporting a non-normative League of legends community / Nicholas Taylor and Randall Hammond --
The abject scapegoat: boundary erosion and maintenance in League of legends / Elyse Janish --
Out on Proudmoore: climate issues on an MMO / Carol A. Stabile and Laura Strait.
Series Title: Palgrave games in context.
Responsibility: Todd Harper, Meghan Blythe Adams, Nicholas Taylor, editors ; Gerald Voorhees, managing editor.
Local System Bib Number:
on1029889341

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Queerness in Play examines the many ways queerness of all kinds-from queer as `LGBT' to other, less well-covered aspects of the queer spectrum-intersects with games and the social contexts of play.  Read more...
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