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Author Schroeder, Jens, 1979-

Title "Killer games" versus "We will fund violence" : the perception of digital games and mass media in Germany and Australia / Jens Schroeder
Published Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (350 pages) : illustrations
Contents Section 1. Introduction -- section 2. Game discourses in Germany and Australia -- section 3. Germany -- section 4. Australia -- section 5. Conclusion
Summary While the assessment of digital games in Germany is framed by a high-culture critique, which regards them as an 'illegitimate' activity, they are enjoyed by a wider demographic as a 'legitimate' pastime in Australia. The book analyses the social history of digital gaming in both countries and relates it to their socio-cultural traditions. Concerning social history, Australia almost depicts an inverse mirror image of Germany. Its foundational dynamics, closely associated with different egalitarianisms, led to a different form of distinction than in Germany - a country whose national self-concep
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen der DDR, 2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Computer games -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Computer games -- Social aspects -- Germany.
Computer games -- Australia -- Public opinion.
Computer games -- Germany -- Public opinion.
Mass media -- Australia.
Mass media -- Germany.
Violence in mass media.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3653006414 (electronic bk.)
9783653006414 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Perception of digital games and mass media in Germany and Australia