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Play Between Worlds : Exploring Online Game Culture (Hardcover)

Author: Taylor, T. L.

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Taylor's detailed look at "Everquest" offers a snapshot of multiplayer culture. Drawing on her own experience as an "Everquest" player (as a female Gnome Necromancer)--including her attendance at an "Everquest" Fan Faire, with its blurring of online-and offline life--and extensive research, Taylor not only shows us something about games but raises broader cultural issues. She considers "power gamers," who play in ways that seem closer to work, and examines our underlying notions of what constitutes play--and why play sometimes feels like work and may even be painful, repetitive, and boring. She looks at the women who play "Everquest" and finds they don't fit the narrow stereotype of women gamers, which may cast into doubt our standardized and preconceived ideas of femininity. And she explores the questions of who owns game space--what happens when emergent player culture confronts the major corporation behind the game.

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Publisher Mit Pr
Mfg Part# 9780262201636
SKU 202116291
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0262201631
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0197
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
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