Editorial: Negotiating Gamer Identities

Barr, Matthew, Berry, Landon, Butt, Mahli-Ann, Dunne, Daniel, Ecenbarger, Charlie, Evans, Sarah, Murray, Lorraine, Scott, Michael ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6803-1490 and de Wildt, Lars (2016) Editorial: Negotiating Gamer Identities. [Journal]

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Abstract / Summary

The term ‘gamer identity’ is hotly contested, and certainly not understood as a broadly accepted term. From the outdated stereotype of white, heterosexual, teenage boys playing Nintendo in their parents’ basement to the equally contested proclamation that “‘gamers’ are over”, the current game culture climate is such that movements as divisive and controversial as #gamergate can flourish.

For this latest special issue of Press Start, we invited submissions regarding the recent controversies surrounding the notion of player identities, with the aim of receiving papers from different viewpoints on gamer identity and culture.

Item Type: Journal
ISSN: 2055-8198
Subjects: Technology > Digital Works > Digital Games
Social Sciences
Courses by Department: The Games Academy > Computing for Games
Depositing User: Michael Scott
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:30
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2682


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