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Gamer nation : video games and American culture

Author: John Wills
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes a cultural studies approach to analyzing video games for young players. It considers not only how games reflect myths in American culture but also how they propagate those myths through their design, imagery, and scenarios of violence"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wills
ISBN: 9781421428703 1421428709
OCLC Number: 1057752100
Description: viii, 286 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Games and new frontiers --
Playing cowboys and Indians in the digital Wild West --
Cold War gaming --
9/11 code --
Fighting the virtual War on Terror --
Grand theft Los Angeles --
Second life, second America --
Converging worlds.
Responsibility: John Wills.

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Ultimately, Gamer Nation reveals not only how video games are a key aspect of contemporary American culture, but how games affect how people relate to America itself.  Read more...

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