ISBN 9780071074377,Game Cultures

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ISBN 9780071074377
Publisher

Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780071074377

ISBN-10 0071074376
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 184 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Computer hardware & operating systems

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 About the Author Jonathan Dovey is Reader in Screen Media University of Bristol. Jonathan is also a Video Producer and digital artist, who has published on the subjects of new media and documentary studies. Helen W. Kennedy is Senior Lecturer and MA Award Leader in the School of Cultural Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol.

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