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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 : English

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.

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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: 1. Queer Game Studies: Young But Not New (Todd Harper, Meghan Blythe Adams, and Nicholas Taylor)Part 1: Queer Foundations2. Queer(ing) Game Studies: Reviewing Research on Digital Play and Non-normativity (Sarah Evans)3. Envisioning Queer Game Studies: Ludology and the Study of Queer Game Content (Evan W. Lauteria)Part 2: Representing Queerness4. The Representation (or the Lack of It) of Same-sex Relationships in Digital Games (Yowei Kang and Kenneth C. C. Yang)5. Affliction or Affection: The Inclusion of a Same-sex Relationship in The Last of Us (Daniel Sipocz)6. What if Zelda Wasn't a Girl? Problematizing Ocarina of Time's Great Gender Debate (Chris Lawrence)7. Maidens and Muscleheads, White Mages and Wimps, From the Light Warriors to Lightning Returns (Mark Filipowich)8. The Big Reveal: Exploring (Trans)Femininity In Metroid (Evelyn Deshane and R. Travis Morton)9. Bye, Bye, Birdo: Heroic Androgyny and Villainous Gender Variance in Video Games (Meghan Blythe Adams)Part 3: Un-Gendering Assemblages10. Cues for Queer Play: Carving a Possibility Space for LGBTQ Role-Play (Tanja Sihvonen and Jaakko Stenros)11. `Sexified' Male Characters: Video Game Erotic Modding for Pleasure and Power (Nathan Thompson)12. Let's Come Out! On Gender and Sexuality, Encouraging Dialogue and Acceptance (Maresa Bertolo, Ilaria Mariani, and Clara Gargano)Part 4: No Fear of a Queer Planet: Gaming and Social Futures13. Outside the Lanes: Supporting a Non-normative League of Legends Community (Nick Taylor and Randall Hammond)14. The Abject Scapegoat: Boundary Erosion and Maintenance in League of Legends (Elyse Janish)15. 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.
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