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From Barbie to Mortal Kombat : Gender and Computer Games - 98 edition

From Barbie to Mortal Kombat : Gender and Computer Games (ISBN10: 0262531682; ISBN13: 9780262531689)
ISBN13: 978-0262531689
ISBN10: 0262531682

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0262032582
ISBN10: 0262032589

Summary: The game console may help to prepare children for participation in the digital world, but at the same time it socializes boys into misogyny and excludes girls from all but the most objectified positions. The contributors to From Barbie® to Mortal Kombat explore how assumptions about gender, games, and technology shape the design, development, and marketing of games as industry seeks to build the girl market. They describe and analyze the games currently on the ma
rket and propose tactical approaches for avoiding the stereotypes that dominate most toy store aisles. The lively mix of perspectives and voices includes those of media and technology scholars, educators, psychologists, developers of today's leading games, industry insiders, and girl gamers.
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Summary: The game console may help to prepare children for participation in the digital world, but at the same time it socializes boys into misogyny and excludes girls from all but the most objectified positions. The contributors to From Barbie® to Mortal Kombat explore how assumptions about gender, games, and technology shape the design, development, and marketing of games as industry seeks to build the girl market. They describe and analyze the games currently on the market and propose tactical approaches for avoiding the stereotypes that dominate most toy store aisles. The lively mix of perspectives and voices includes those of media and technology scholars, educators, psychologists, developers of today's leading games, industry insiders, and girl gamers. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: MIT Press
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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