Having and Being Had


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Kids Safe Games | Published on 14/Sep/2020 09:33

336 pages , Penguin , 2020-09-01
A timely and arresting new look at affluence by the New York Times bestselling author. “My adult life can be divided into two distinct parts,” Eula Biss writes, “the time before I owned a washing machine and the time after.” Having just purchased her first home, the poet and essayist now embarks on a provocative exploration of the...[Read More]



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Sexuality in Role-Playing Games


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Play Games | Published on 08/Sep/2020 07:46

148 pages , Routledge , 2015-03-05
Role-playing games offer a chance to pretend, make believe, and share fantasy. They often invoke heavy themes into their game play: morality, violence, politics, spirituality, or sexuality. Although interesting moral debates perennially appear in the media and academia concerning the appropriateness of games’ ability to deal with such...[Read More]



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Sexuality in Role-Playing Games


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Play Games | Published on 08/Sep/2020 04:09

148 pages , Routledge , 2015-03-05
Role-playing games offer a chance to pretend, make believe, and share fantasy. They often invoke heavy themes into their game play: morality, violence, politics, spirituality, or sexuality. Although interesting moral debates perennially appear in the media and academia concerning the appropriateness of games’ ability to deal with such...[Read More]



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Games Criminals Play How You Can Profit by Knowing Them


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Play Games | Published on 07/Sep/2020 21:27

228 pages , Rae John Publishing Company , 1981
This book is designed to assist correctional employees learn the sort of manipulation prisoners use and how to control them.



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Tabletop Role-Playing Games and the Experience of Imagined Worlds


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Play Games | Published on 07/Sep/2020 21:11

174 pages , Springer Nature , 2019-11-22
In 1974, the release of Dungeons & Dragons forever changed the way that we experience imagined worlds. No longer limited to simply reading books or watching movies, gamers came together to collaboratively and interactively build and explore new realms. Based on four years of interviews and game recordings from locations spanning t...[Read More]



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Video Games and Storytelling Reading Games and Playing Books


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Play Games | Published on 07/Sep/2020 03:15

239 pages , Palgrave Macmillan , 2018-02-05
The potential of video games as storytelling media and the deep involvement that players feel when they are part of the story needs to be analysed vis-à-vis other narrative media. This book underscores the importance of video games as narratives and offers a framework for analysing the many-ended stories that often redefine re...[Read More]



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The Meaning of Video Games Gaming and Textual Strategies


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Shooting Games | Published on 31/Aug/2020 16:13

208 pages , Routledge , 2008-04-11
The Meaning of Video Games takes a textual studies approach to an increasingly important form of expression in today’s culture. It begins by assuming that video games are meaningful–not just as sociological or economic or cultural evidence, but in their own right, as cultural expressions worthy of scholarly attention. In this way, t...[Read More]



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Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Shooting Games | Published on 31/Aug/2020 04:53

268 pages , UBC Press , 2012-12-25
Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada uses sport as a lens through which to examine issues such as individual and community health, gender and race relations, culture and colonialism, and self-determination and agency. In this groundbreaking volume, leading scholars offer a multidisciplinary perspective on how unequal power relations i...[Read More]



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The Hidden Brain How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Action Games | Published on 17/Aug/2020 09:03

288 pages , Spiegel & Grau , 2010-01-19
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the ma...[Read More]



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Playing the Game Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women, 1870-1914


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Play Games | Published on 27/Jul/2020 00:09

310 pages , University Press of Kentucky , 1988-06-04
" In England the latter years of the nineteenth century saw a period of rapid and profound change in the role of women in sports. Kathleen McCrone describes this transformation and the social changes it helped to bring about. Based upon a thorough canvas of primary and secondary materials, this study fills a gap in th...[Read More]



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The Video Game Debate Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video Games


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Multiplayer Games | Published on 20/Jul/2020 21:19

196 pages , Routledge , 2015-08-27
Do video games cause violent, aggressive behavior? Can online games help us learn? When it comes to video games, these are often the types of questions raised by popular media, policy makers, scholars, and the general public. In this collection, international experts review the latest research findings in the field of digital game studi...[Read More]



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Games of Persuasion : Exercises in Media Literacy


Published in: Google Books > Social Science > Free Games | Published on 13/Jul/2020 23:02

164 pages , iUniverse , 2000-06-09
Like rain, the media overload pours over us each day, each hour, each waking moment of our lives. One way to cope is to withdraw from the world to a faraway island unhooked to any satellite. Another way is to grapple with the media as so to understand the nuts and bolts of the persuasive messages that relentlessly hammers us at home, ev...[Read More]



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