Playful identities : the ludification of digital media cultures

Full title: Playful identities : the ludification of digital media cultures / edited by Valerie Frissen, Sybille Lammes, Michiel de Lange, Jos de Mul, Joost Raessens.
Other authors: Frissen, Valerie, (Editor)
Lammes, Sybille, (Editor)
Lange, Michiel de, (Editor)
Mul, Jos de, (Editor)
Raessens, Joost, (Editor)
Format: Software           
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Summary: In Playful Identities, eighteen scholars examine the increasing role of digital media technologies in identity construction through play. Going beyond computer games, this interdisciplinary collection argues that present-day play and games are not only appropriate metaphors for capturing postmodern human identities, but are in fact the means by which people create their identity. From discussions of World of Warcraft and Foursquare to digital cartographies, the combined essays form a groundbreaking volume that features the most recent insights in play and game studies, media research, and iden.
Other authors: Frissen, Valerie, (Editor), Lammes, Sybille, (Editor), Lange, Michiel de, (Editor), Mul, Jos de, (Editor), Raessens, Joost, (Editor)
Language: English
Published: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2015]
Classmark: 794.801/9
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Series: MediaMatters.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789048523030
9048523036