From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games Justine Cassell

ISBN: 9780262032582

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From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games  by  Justine Cassell

From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games by Justine Cassell
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Many parents worry about the influence of video games on their childrens lives. The game console may help to prepare children for participation in the digital world, but at the same time it socializes boys into misogyny and excludes girls from allMoreMany parents worry about the influence of video games on their childrens lives. The game console may help to prepare children for participation in the digital world, but at the same time it socializes boys into misogyny and excludes girls from all but the most objectified positions.

The new girls games movement has addressed these concerns. The contributors to From Barbie to Mortal Kombat explore how assumptions about gender, games, and technology shape the design, development, and marketing of games as industry seeks to build the girl market. They describe and analyze the games currently on the market and propose tactical approaches for avoiding the stereotypes that dominate most toy store aisles. The lively mix of perspectives and voices includes those of media and technology scholars, educators, psychologists, developers of todays leading games, industry insiders, and girl gamers.



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