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Pages: 184

Language: English

Publisher: Open University Press (1 May 2006)

By: Jon Dovey(Author)

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This book introduces the critical concepts and debates that are shaping the emerging field of game studies. Exploring games in the context of cultural studies and media studies, it analyses computer games as the most popular contemporary form of new media production and consumption.

The book:

  • Argues for the centrality of play in redefining reading, consuming and creating culture
  • Offers detailed research into the political economy of games to generate a model of new media production
  • Examines the dynamics of power in relation to both the production and consumption of computer games
This is key reading for students, academics and industry practitioners in the fields of cultural studies, new media, media studies and game studies, as well as human-computer interaction and cyberculture.

Helen W. Kennedy is Senior Lecturer and MA Award Leader in the School of Cultural Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol. Helen has spoken at a number of both academic and industry conferences on the role of women in computer games and computer games culture.She was invited speaker at the GDC Europe Academic Summit August 2003 and the Women In Games conference June 2004.


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  • By ICCM on 16 November 2007

    This little book has proven a veritable mine of information. It is very readable, but still academic. It deals with a wide variety of issues related to computer games in a serious and methodical way. Great value for those who are doing research in this field.

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