Palgrave Games in Context

Masculinities in Play

Editors: Taylor, Nicholas, Voorhees, Gerald (Eds.)

  • The first anthology to offer in-depth engagement with the internal dynamics of masculinity and male privilege in gaming cultures
  • Addresses the cultural, economic, and technological mechanisms through which games, and the cultures and contexts surrounding their use and production, continue to be associated with hegemonic masculinities and cis-male identities
  • Part of a trilogy of books addressing questions of gender, sexuality, and gaming cultures from a comprehensive, contemporary perspective
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  • Due: December 1, 2018
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About this book

This volume addresses the persistent and frequently toxic associations between masculinity and games. It explores many of the critical issues in contemporary studies of masculinity—including issues of fatherhood, homoeroticism, eSports, fan cultures, and militarism—and their intersections with digital games, the contexts of their play, and the social futures associated with sustained involvement in gaming cultures. Unlike much of the research and public discourse that put the onus of “fixing” games and gaming cultures on those at its margins—women, LGBTQ, and people of color—this volume turns attention to men and masculinities, offering vital and productive avenues for both practical and theoretical intervention.

About the authors

Nicholas Taylor is Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University, USA. His work applies critical, feminist and socio-technical perspectives to experimental and mixed-methods research with digital gaming communities.

Gerald Voorhees is Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Communication in the Department 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.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90581-5
  • 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 978-3-319-90580-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Masculinities in Play
Editors
  • Nicholas Taylor
  • Gerald Voorhees
Series Title
Palgrave Games in Context
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90581-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90580-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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