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Varieties of the Gaming Experience.

Author: Robert Perinbanayagam
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
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"The games that human societies devised over the centuries can be considered one of the most comprehensive and fertile symbolic systems ever created by human ingenuity. In all societies, members feel compelled to interact and communicate with each other as much as possible. As linguistic creatures, humans use language to establish social and interpersonal contacts. Games are a device to enable such connections.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Perinbanayagam, Robert.
Varieties of the Gaming Experience.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Perinbanayagam
ISBN: 9781351296113 1351296116
OCLC Number: 1004193956
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 The Pragmatics of Games; 2 Champions and Renouncers; 3 The Play of Emotions; 4 Dramas of Identity; 5 A Logos in the Text; 6 The Endgame; References; Index.

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"The games that human societies devised over the centuries can be considered one of the most comprehensive and fertile symbolic systems ever created by human ingenuity. In all societies, members feel compelled to interact and communicate with each other as much as possible. As linguistic creatures, humans use language to establish social and interpersonal contacts. Games are a device to enable such connections. Robert Perinbanayagam examines how players value games. He assesses games as systems that embody metaphysics and pragmatic action. He then examines various religious ideas and how participants reference respective approaches to game playing. Perinbanayagam argues that games are forms of activity in which the human agent as an actor engages with others in various interactional situations. Such engagement creates dramas in which agents assume identities, give play to emotions and enrich their selves. He also examines the issue of game writing, particularly how selected writers have used game structures as narrative devices in their work."--Provided by publisher.

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