Coin Operated Americans

Author: Carly A. Kocurek
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452945217
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Video gaming: it’s a boy’s world, right? That’s what the industry wants us to think. Why and how we came to comply are what Carly A. Kocurek investigates in this provocative consideration of how an industry’s craving for respectability hooked up with cultural narratives about technology, masculinity, and youth at the video arcade. From the dawn of the golden age of video games with the launch of Atari’s Pong in 1972, through the industry-wide crash of 1983, to the recent nostalgia-bathed revival of the arcade, Coin-Operated Americans explores the development and implications of the “video gamer” as a cultural identity. This cultural-historical journey takes us to the Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa, Iowa, for a close look at the origins of competitive gaming. It immerses us in video gaming’s first moral panic, generated by Exidy’s Death Race (1976), an unlicensed adaptation of the film Death Race 2000. And it ventures into the realm of video game films such as Tron and WarGames, in which gamers become brilliant, boyish heroes. Whether conducting a phenomenological tour of a classic arcade or evaluating attempts, then and now, to regulate or eradicate arcades and coin-op video games, Kocurek does more than document the rise and fall of a now-booming industry. Drawing on newspapers, interviews, oral history, films, and television, she examines the factors and incidents that contributed to the widespread view of video gaming as an enclave for young men and boys. A case study of this once emergent and now revived medium became the presumed enclave of boys and young men, Coin-Operated Americans is history that holds valuable lessons for contemporary culture as we struggle to address pervasive sexism in the domain of video games—and in the digital working world beyond.

Rendition Of Musical Compositions On Coin Operated Machines

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
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Considers legislation to remove music performance royalty payment exemption given to jukebox operators.

Rendition Of Musical Compositions On Coin Operated Machines

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
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Considers legislation to remove music performance royalty payment exemption given to jukebox operators.

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Scientific American

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Coffee And Tea Industries And The Flavor Field

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Journal Of The Senate Of The United States Of America

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Inter American Conference Experts On Copyright Pan American Union Washington June 1 22 1946

Author: United States. Delegation to the Inter-American Conference of Experts on Copyright, 1946, Washington, D.C.
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Barron S National Business And Financial Weekly

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Author: Laurence French
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Examines the problem of addiction among Native Americans and discusses the prevention, treatment, and intervention issues facing therapists.

American Stock Exchange Investor

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Statistical Record Of Hispanic Americans

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Index To American Reference Books Annual 1980 1984

Author: Ruth Blackmore
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.