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The arts of LARP : design, literacy, learning and community in live-action role play

Author: David Simkins
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This ethnography of a live-action role play (LARP) community examines the structure of play, how new participants are introduced and apprenticed into the culture, player expectations and motivations, and games as they are designed and as they are performed. The main focus is on LARP's affordance for learning across a variety of disciplines and interests. The book is intended for LARP participants, academics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Simkins
ISBN: 1476617309 9781476617305
OCLC Number: 903573298
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: On Studying LARP; "1 " What Is Live-Action Role Play?; "2 " A Definition of Role Play; "3 " Role Play as a Tool for Learning; "4 " Story; "5 " Rules; "6 " Environment; "7 " Play; "8 " Character; "9 " World; "10 " Theme; "11 " LARP as a Literacy Practice; "12 " LARP and Empathy; "13 " Critical Ethical Reasoning; "14 " Uses of Technology in LARP; Appendix: Methods; Bibliography; List of Names and Terms.
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This ethnography of a live action role-playing (LARP) community examines the structure of play, how new participants are introduced and apprenticed into the culture, player expectations and  Read more...

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