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Masculinities in play

Author: Nicholas Taylor; Gerald Voorhees
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, 2018.
Series: Palgrave games in context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Taylor; Gerald Voorhees
ISBN: 9783319905815 3319905813
OCLC Number: 1056176852
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1: Introduction: Masculinity and Gaming: Mediated Masculinities in Play / Nicholas Taylor and Gerald Voorhees --
Part I: Act Like a Man: Representations of Masculinity --
2: "We're Going to Have to Do Things That Are Unthinkable": Masculinity/Games/Torture / Derek Burrill --
3: Army Men: Military Masculinity in Call of Duty / Gregory Blackburn --
4: The End of the Dream: How Grand Theft Auto V Simulates and Subverts Its Male Player-Character Dynamics / Kyle Moody --
5: "You're a Hunter, Bro": Representations of Masculinity in Until Dawn / Rebecca Waldie --
6: (Re)reading Fatherhood: Applying Reader Response Theory to Joel's Father Role in The Last of Us / Mark Cruea --
7: He Scores Through a Screen: Mediating Masculinities Through Hockey Video Games / Marc Ouellette and Steven Conway --
Part II: Now You're Playing with Power Tools: Gendering Assemblages --
8: Militarism and Masculinity in Dungeons & Dragons / Aaron Trammell --
9: At the Intersection of Difficulty and Masculinity: Crafting the Play Ethic / Nicholas A. Hanford --
10: Orchestrating Difference: Representing Gender in Video Game Music / Michael Austin --
11: Tools of the Game: The Gendered Discourses of Peripheral Advertising / Sam Srauy and Valerie Palmer-Mehta --
Part III: The Right Man for the Job: Gaming and Social Futures --
12: Performing Neoliberal Masculinity: Reconfiguring Hegemonic Masculinity in Professional Gaming / Gerald Voorhees and Alexandra Orlando --
13: Masculinity's New Battle Arena in International e-Sports: the Games Begin / Lily Zhu --
14: Technomasculinity and Its Influence in Video Game Production / Robin Johnson --
15: Not So Straight Shooters: Queering the Cyborg Body in Masculinized Gaming / Nicholas Taylor and Shira Chess --
Series Title: Palgrave games in context.
Responsibility: editors, Nicholas Taylor and Gerald Voorhees.


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  Read more...


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