A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing (BOK)

Faltin Karlsen

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This book explores gaming culture, focusing on competent players and excessive use. Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games - specifically online gaming - A World of Excesses demonstrates that excessive playing does not necessarily have detrimental effects, and that there are important contextual elements that influence what consequences playing has for the players. Based on new empirical studies, including in-depth interviews and virtual ethnography, and drawing on material from international game related sites, this book examines the reasons for which gaming can occupy such a central place in people's lives, to the point of excess. As such, it will be of interest to sociologists and psychologists working in the fields of cultural and media studies, the sociology of leisure, information technology and addiction.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Faltin Karlsen
Forlag
ASHGATE PUBLISHING
ISBN 9781409427636
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 420 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Media studies