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Game scenes: theorizing digital game audiences

Crawford, G and Gosling, V 2011, 'Game scenes: theorizing digital game audiences' , Games and Culture, 6 (2) , pp. 135-154.

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Abstract

This article develops and expands on earlier work of the authors, which posits the idea of considering gamers as a (media) audience—enabling parallels to be drawn with wider literatures and debates on audience research and media fan cultures. In particular, drawing on some illustrative examples from qualitative research (funded by the British Academy) into the everyday lives of gamers, this article suggests that the concept of ‘‘scene’’ (borrowed most notably from music fan studies) allows us to understand how gaming and game-related narratives are located within the ordinary and everyday lives of gamers but take on greater significance within certain physical locations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audience, digital gaming, gamers, everyday life, narrative, scene, space, sociology, subculture
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Games and Culture
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1555-4120
Depositing User: G Crawford
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2011 11:00
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:44
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17474

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