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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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.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research (CSR. Salford)|
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociology of Sport Journal|
|Depositing User:||G Crawford|
|Date Deposited:||23 Dec 2009 11:31|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 17:02|
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