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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: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    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: 03 Jul 2014 11:37
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2713

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