Understanding Digital Games

Understanding Digital Games

by Jason Rutter
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412900344

ISBN-13: 9781412900348

Pub. Date: 05/09/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The aim of this book is to satisfy the need for a single accessible textbook which offers a broad introduction to the range of literatures and approaches currently contributing to digital game research. Each of the chapters outline key theoretical perspectives, theorists, and literatures to demonstrate their relevance to, and use in, the study of digital games.

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The aim of this book is to satisfy the need for a single accessible textbook which offers a broad introduction to the range of literatures and approaches currently contributing to digital game research. Each of the chapters outline key theoretical perspectives, theorists, and literatures to demonstrate their relevance to, and use in, the study of digital games.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412900348
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/09/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: HISTORY AND PRODUCTION
A History of Digital Games - John Kirriemuir
The Business of Making Digital Games - Aphra Kerr
The Economics of Digital Games - Alberto Alvisi
A Player-centred Approach to Digital Game Design - Jon Sykes
PART TWO: THEORIES AND APPROACHES
Literary Theory and Digital Games - Julian K Cklich
Film Studies and Digital Games - Geoff King and Tanya Krzywinska
Digital Games as New Media - Seth Giddings and Helen Kennedy
Cultural Studies and Digital Games - Garry Crawford and Jason Rutter
Community, Identity and Digital Games - Martin Hand and Karenza Moore
PART THREE: KEY DEBATES
Digital Games and Gender - Jo Bryce and Jason Rutter
Digital Games and the Violence Debate - Jo Bryce and Jason Rutter
Digital Games and Education - Timothy Dumbleton and John Kirriemuir

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