Critical Media Studies

Gaming Globally

Production, Play, and Place

Editors: Huntemann, N., Aslinger, B. (Eds.)

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Video games are inherently transnational by virtue of industrial, textual, and player practices. The contributors touch upon nations not usually examined by game studies - including the former Czechoslovakia, Turkey, India, and Brazil - and also add new perspectives to the global hubs of China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the United States.

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Ben Aslinger is Assistant Professor of Media and Culture in the Department of English and Media Studies at Bentley University.

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'From the exploitation of cheap and anonymous female labor (Nina Huntemann), to the emergence of unpaid creators as ROM hackers and fan translators (Mia Consalvo) and the cultural work of game developers in the Middle East (Vit Sisler), contributions provide useful, if necessarily episodic, insights into the sometimes grim realities behind the fantasies of game playing. Well edited and properly documented, this collection provides useful insights for those who study the acts of video games on the globalized stage. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.' - CHOICE


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Aslinger, Ben (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Who Plays, Who Pays? Mapping Video Game Production and Consumption Globally

    Nichols, Randy

    Pages 19-39

  • Women in Video Games: The Case of Hardware Production and Promotion

    Huntemann, Nina B.

    Pages 41-57

  • Redefining the Console for the Global, Networked Era

    Aslinger, Ben

    Pages 59-73

  • Brazil: Tomorrow’s Market

    Portnow, James (et al.)

    Pages 75-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gaming Globally
Book Subtitle
Production, Play, and Place
Editors
  • N. Huntemann
  • B. Aslinger
Series Title
Critical Media Studies
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Nina B. Huntemann and Ben Aslinger
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00633-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137006332
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00632-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43501-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics