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

This edited volume focuses on the role of women and the incorporation of women as gamers, participants in gaming culture, and their depictions within video games in general. While an abundance of the discourses on women in game studies has focused on women’s hypersexualized representations in mainstream gaming, there is a growing body of work that focuses on women as developers, women as cultural producers, women’s resistance, activism in gaming, and women’s consumption practices in gaming culture. This volumes begins its scholarly inquiry and cultural intervention from this point of departure. Contributors analyze the interconnections between games as a form of media, gender inequality, and larger societal and structural issues impeding the successful inclusion and progress of women in gaming culture. It provides voice to the silenced and marginalized, offering counter narratives to those post-racial and post-gendered fantasies that so often obscure the violent context of production and consumption. In offering this framework, this volume will be grounded in the concrete situations of marginalized members within gaming culture.

About the authors

Kishonna L. Gray is the Director of the Critical Gaming Lab and Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, USA. She is the author of Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live (2014). Her work has been published in such journals as Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Bulletin of Science, Technology, & Society, and New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Information, Communication, & Society. In popular spaces, her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Paste Magazine, Engadget, The Guardian, Blavity, and BET. She is a featured blogger and podcaster with “Not Your Mama’s Gamer” (http://www.nymgamer.com/).

Gerald Voorhees is Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Communication in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His work has been published in such leading journals as Games and Culture and Game Studies: The International Journal of Computer Game Research. He is co-editor of Bloomsbury’s Approaches to Game Studies book series, a former member of the Executive Board of the Digital Games Research Association, and co-chair of the Game Studies area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference.

Emma Vossen is a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo, Canada and a researcher in the University of Waterloo Games Institute. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of First Person Scholar.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90539-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover ca. $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • Due: December 1, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90538-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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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
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90538-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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