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Gaming sexism : gender and identity in the era of casual video games

Author / Creator
Cote, Amanda C., author
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Online
Summary

When the Nintendo Wii was released in 2006, it ushered forward a new era of casual gaming in which video games appealed to not just the stereotypical hardcore male gamer, but also to a much broader...

When the Nintendo Wii was released in 2006, it ushered forward a new era of casual gaming in which video games appealed to not just the stereotypical hardcore male gamer, but also to a much broader, more diverse audience. However, the GamerGate controversy six years later, and other similar public incidents since, laid bare the internalized misogyny and gender stereotypes in the gaming community. Today, even as women make up nearly half of all gamers, sexist assumptions about the what and how of women's gaming are more actively enforced. Amanda C. Cote explores the video game industry and its players to explain this contradiction, how it affects female gamers, and what it means in terms of power and gender equality.

Creator
Amanda C. Cote
Format
Books
Publication
  • New York : New York University Press, 2021
Physical Details
  • 1 online resource
ISBNs
9781479802210, 1479802212, 9781479838523
OCLC
on1164497475

  • Previously issued in print: 2020.
  • Includes bibliographical references, gameography and index.

  • Introduction: Diversification and resistance in gaming's casualized era -- Core and the video game industry : changing perceptions of power -- Tits, tokenism, and trash-talk : overt sexism in game culture -- Girly games and girl gamer : inferential sexism and its impacts -- Already core : women's entry into gaming -- Strategies for play : finding space and exercising active audience power -- In the aftermath : women's changing views on gaming and sexism following #GamerGate -- Conclusion: The battle continues
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