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Title Gaming cultures and place in Asia-Pacific / edited by Larissa Hjorth and Dean Chan
Published New York : Routledge, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 297 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture ; 5
Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture ; 5
Contents Industries. The politicis of online gaming -- Gaming nation : the Australian game development industry -- The dynamics of new media globalization in Asia : a comparative study of the online gaming industries in South Korea and Singapore -- Localities. Consuming and localizing Japanese combat games in Hong Kong -- The "bang" where Korean online gaming began : the culture and business of the PC bang in Korea -- Lan gaming groups : snapshots from an Australasian case study, 1999-2008 -- Genres and new rubrics. Beyond the "great firewall" : the case of in-game protests in China -- Pokémon 151 : complicating kawaii -- Watching StarCraft, strategy and South Korea -- The re-presentation of country as visual artifact in Australian Aboriginal cultural heritage using a game engine -- Sticky games and hybrid worlds : a post-phenomenology of mobile phones, mobile gaming and the iPhone -- Players, playing, and virtual communities. Managing risks in online game worlds : networking strategies among Taiwanese adolescent players -- Games of gender : a case study on females who play games in Seoul, South Korea -- Playing the gender game : the performance of Japan, gender and gaming via Melbourne female cosplayers
Summary This collection explores the politics of game play and its cultural context by focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing from micro ethnographic studies to macro political economy analysis of techno-nationalisms and transcultural flows of cultural capital, it provides an interdisciplinary model for thinking through the politics of gaming
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Computer games -- Social aspects -- Pacific Area.
Form Electronic book
Author Chan, Dean.
Hjorth, Larissa.
ISBN 0203875958 (electronic bk.)
9780203875957 (electronic bk.)