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More than a game: sports-themed video games & player narratives

Crawford, G and Gosling, V 2009, 'More than a game: sports-themed video games & player narratives' , Sociology of Sport Journal, 26 (1) , pp. 50-66.

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Abstract

This paper considers of the social importance of sports-themed video games, and more specifically, discusses their use and role in the construction of gaming and wider social narratives. Here, building upon our own and wider sociological and video games studies, we advocate adopting an audience research perspective that allows for consideration of not only narratives within games, but also how these are used and located within the everyday lives of gamers. In particular, we argue that sports-themed games provide an illustrative example of how media texts are utilized in identity construction, performances and social narratives.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
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: Sociology of Sport Journal
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0741-1235
Depositing User: G Crawford
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2009 11:31
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:47
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2713

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