Palgrave Games in Context

Feminism in Play

Editors: Gray, Kishonna L., Voorhees, Gerald, Vossen, Emma (Eds.)

  • Addresses how controversies such as #GamerGate and #TakeBackTheTech reveal continuing struggles in the area of gender equity
  • Curates feminist scholarship by both established and emerging researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to explore the intersection of women’s studies and game studies
  • Part of a trilogy of books addressing questions of gender, sexuality, and gaming cultures from a comprehensive, contemporary perspective
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About this book

Feminism in Play focuses on women as they are depicted in video games, as participants in games culture, and as contributors to the games industry. This volume showcases women’s resistance to the norms of games culture, as well as women’s play and creative practices both in and around the games industry. Contributors analyze the interconnections between games and the broader societal and structural issues impeding the successful inclusion of women in games and games culture. In offering this framework, this volume provides a platform to the silenced and marginalized, offering counter-narratives to the post-racial and post-gendered fantasies that so often obscure the violent context of production and consumption of games culture.

About the authors

Kishonna L. Gray is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. She is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, USA.

Gerald Voorhees is Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Communication in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research is on games and new media as sites for the construction and contestation of identity and culture.

Emma Vossen is an award-winning public speaker and writer with a PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She served as Editor-in-Chief of game studies publication First Person Scholar and her research about gender and games was the focus of a nationally broadcast CBC Radio documentary.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Reframing Hegemonic Conceptions of Women and Feminism in Gaming Culture

    Gray, Kishonna L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

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  • Women by Women: A Gender Analysis of Sierra Titles by Women Designers

    Cox, Angela R.

    Pages 21-35

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  • The Material Undermining of Magical Feminism in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea

    Malazita, James

    Pages 37-50

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  • From Sirens to Cyborgs: The Media Politics of the Female Voice in Games and Game Cultures

    Droumeva, Milena

    Pages 51-67

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  • The Magnificent Memory Machine: The Nancy Drew Series and Female History

    Hope, Robyn

    Pages 69-82

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Buy this book

eBook ¥2,807
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90539-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover ¥3,509
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90538-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminism in Play
Editors
  • Kishonna L. Gray
  • Gerald Voorhees
  • Emma Vossen
Series Title
Palgrave Games in Context
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90539-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90539-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90538-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 271
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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