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A precarious game : the illusion of dream jobs in the video game industry

Author: Ergin Bulut
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book reveals the unequal politics of game development as a dream job, which only privileged subjects can enjoy, while many others have to face significant social and individual costs"--
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Bulut, Ergin.
Precarious game
Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019980590
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ergin Bulut
ISBN: 9781501746529 1501746529 9781501746536 1501746537
OCLC Number: 1102641878
Description: xii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : for whom the love works in video game production? --
The unequal ludopolitical regime of game production : who can play, who has to work? --
The end of the garage studio as a technomasculine space : financial security, streamlined creativity, and signs of friction --
Gaming the city : how a game studio revitalized a downtown space in the Silicon Prairie --
The production of communicative developers in the affective game studio --
Reproducing technomasculinity : spouses' classed femininities and domestic labor --
Game testers as precarious second-class citizens : degradation of fun, instrumentalization of play --
Production error : layoffs hit the core creatives --
Conclusion : reimagining labor and love in and beyond game production.
Responsibility: Ergin Bulut.

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"This book reveals the unequal politics of game development as a dream job, which only privileged subjects can enjoy, while many others have to face significant social and individual costs"--

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"Building on "critical political economy, feminist theory, and autonomist Marxism" (p. 11), this book is a much-needed contribution to critical game studies by breaking the glamorous spell over the Read more...

 
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