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Gaming as Culture : Essays on Reality, Identity and Experience in Fantasy Games

Gaming as Culture : Essays on Reality, Identity and Experience in Fantasy Games - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0786424368

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ISBN13: 978-0786424368
ISBN10: 0786424362
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers
Published: 2006
International: No

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Gaming as Culture : Essays on Reality, Identity and Experience in Fantasy Games - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0786424368

J. Patrick Williams, Sean Q. Hendricks and W. Keith Winkler

ISBN13: 978-0786424368
ISBN10: 0786424362
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers

Published: 2006
International: No

Table of Contents

I. SOCIAL REALITY

1. The Role-Playing Game and the Game of Role-Playing: The Ludic Self and Everyday Life
2. Incorporative Discourse Strategies in Tabletop Fantasy Role-Playing Gaming
3. Social Events and Roles in Magic: A Semiotic Analysis

II. IDENTITY

4. Consumption and Authenticity in the Collectible Strategy Games Subculture
5. Desktop Conquistadors: Negotiating American Manhood in the Digital Fantasy Role-Playing Game
6. Playing with Identity: Unconscious Desire and Role-Playing Games
7. The Business and the Culture of Gaming

III. EXPERIENCE

8. Online Gaming and the Interactional Self: Identity Interplay in Situated Practice
9. Invoking the Avatar: Gaming Skills as Cultural and Out-of-Game Capital
10. Vicarious Experience: Staying There Connected With and Through Our Own and Other Characters

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