Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games as Social Worlds / Edition 1

Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games as Social Worlds / Edition 1

by Gary Alan Fine
     
 


This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Gary Alan Fine immerses himself in several different gaming systems, offering insightful details on the nature of the games and the patterns of interaction among players—asSee more details below

Overview


This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Gary Alan Fine immerses himself in several different gaming systems, offering insightful details on the nature of the games and the patterns of interaction among players—as well as their reasons for playing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226249445
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Gary Alan Fine is a professor of sociology at Northwestern University. His many books include Difficult Reputations: Collective Memories of the Evil, Inept, and Controversial and With the Boys: Little League Baseball and Preadolescent Culture, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
1. FRP
2. Players
3. Collective Fantasy
4. hlónkoi dáhlte dóm tlayésh másun, tlatsolyáni, né?
5. ame Structure
6. Frames and Games
7. Role-Playing and Self-Playing
8. The Reality of Fantasy
Methodological Appendix
Notes
References
Index

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