The Paradox Of Transgression In Games

Author: Torill Elvira Mortensen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000049531
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The Paradox of Transgression in Games looks at transgressive games as an aesthetic experience, tackling how players respond to game content that shocks, disturbs, and distresses, and how contemporary video games can evoke intense emotional reactions. The book delves into the commercial success of many controversial videogames: although such games may appear shocking for the observing bystander, playing them is experienced as deeply rewarding for the player. Drawing on qualitative player studies and approaches from media aesthetics theory, the book challenges the perception of games as innocent entertainment, and examines the range of emotional, moral, and intellectual experiences of players. As they explore what players consider transgressive, the authors ask whether there is something about the gameplay situation that works to mitigate the sense of transgression, stressing gameplay as an aesthetic experience. Anchoring the aesthetic game experience both in play studies as well as in aesthetic theory, this book will be an essential resource for scholars and students of game studies, aesthetics, media studies, philosophy of art, and emotions.

Transgression In Games And Play

Author: Kristine Jorgensen
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262348713
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Contributors from a range of disciplines explore boundary-crossing in videogames, examining both transgressive game content and transgressive player actions. Video gameplay can include transgressive play practices in which players act in ways meant to annoy, punish, or harass other players. Videogames themselves can include transgressive or upsetting content, including excessive violence. Such boundary-crossing in videogames belies the general idea that play and games are fun and non-serious, with little consequence outside the world of the game. In this book, contributors from a range of disciplines explore transgression in video games, examining both game content and player actions. The contributors consider the concept of transgression in games and play, drawing on discourses in sociology, philosophy, media studies, and game studies; offer case studies of transgressive play, considering, among other things, how gameplay practices can be at once playful and violations of social etiquette; investigate players' emotional responses to game content and play practices; examine the aesthetics of transgression, focusing on the ways that game design can be used for transgressive purposes; and discuss transgressive gameplay in a societal context. By emphasizing actual player experience, the book offers a contextual understanding of content and practices usually framed as simply problematic. Contributors Fraser Allison, Kristian A. Bjørkelo, Kelly Boudreau, Marcus Carter, Mia Consalvo, Rhys Jones, Kristine Jørgensen, Faltin Karlsen, Tomasz Z. Majkowski, Alan Meades, Torill Elvira Mortensen, Víctor Navarro-Remesal, Holger Pötzsch, John R. Sageng, Tanja Sihvonen, Jaakko Stenros, Ragnhild Tronstad, Hanna Wirman

Structuralist Review

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Perspectives On Contemporary Literature

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Feminine Agency And Transgression In Post Franco Spain

Author: Maria DiFrancesco
Editor: Juan De LA Cuesta
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Twilight Of The Sun Kings

Author: Anthony Richard Gringeri
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Twentieth Century Latin American And U S Latina Women S Literature And The Paradox Of Dictatorship And Democracy

Author: Victoria M. Bañales
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Originary Paradox

Author: Hsiao-yu Janet Sun
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Transgressions African American Womens Autobiography And Literacy

Author: Ekua R. Omosupe
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Film And Literature

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The Ways Of Paradox From Lando To Donne

Author: Patrizia Grimaldi Pizzorno
Editor: Olschki
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Michel Foucault And The Freedom Of Thought

Author: Keith Alan Robinson
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773475731
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This volume offers a map of the underlying movements of Foucault's thought. It demonstrates that Foucault is a philosopher of complex spaces, territories and architectures of thought across the range of his work, and includes analyses of lesser-known texts (Magritte, Pierre Riviere, Brisset) that are hardly mentioned in the secondary literature. The primary sense, direction, and force of Foucault's thought is shown to reside in the connections established between a new conception of space-time and freedom, an open system of relations that shows how he thinks the present differently, designating this effort the thought from Outside. This is the freedom of thought in Foucault - a potentially dangerous or joyful yet necessarily endless effort to connect and reconnect with the Outside that is uniquely Foucauldian.

The Games Of Gods And Man

Author: Klaus-Peter Köpping
Editor: Lit Verlag
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The problems of games and play, a basic ontological category of thought and action, have long occupied culture historians like Huizinga and Caillois as well as mainstream modern philosophers from Heidegger to Gadamer. The present volume traces the concept of the ludic in its generative as well as in its violent and destructive potential, and relates the traditional concepts developed in particular by Romantic aesthetics in drama and poetry to those developed in modern times in literary genres by Bakhtin with the emphasis on the tropes of the performing body. The great variety of theoretical frameworks is grounded in and connected to empirical data on ritual processes and mythic structures across a wide spectrum of ethnographic evidence. The collected essays connect notions of the ludic as framed performance (proposed by Bateson and Goffman) with the ludic as "free play" with the potential to possess the player, crossing disciplinary boundaries and discourses from theatre-studies to anthropology. Forms of ritual processes, of mythic games and of cultural reflexivity, together with intriguing and universal tropes of myth and literature such as the figures of the trickster and the fool, are treated in cross-cultural perspectives. These include Indian, Greek and Germanic mythologies, Indian ritual dance and prophetic theatre plays in Ancient Israel, Bushmen syncretic religious services, the diverse forms of self-reflexive play among Brazilian Kayapo Indians, and the plays and games among the inmates of concentration camps. The volume should appeal to students of anthropology, of theatre and cultural studies, as well as to culture historians and philosophers concerned with the interface between ritual and play, or player and audience, and the larger issue of the rules of games and the freedom of the hermeneutic interpretation of text through performances.

Games Of Architecture

Author: David Turnbull (Architect)
Editor: Academy Editions Limited
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* The only book available dealing with this aspect of architecture theory and design * An unusual look at the processes of architectural practice * A useful aid for students of architecture and other disciplines

Canadian Review Of Comparative Literature

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Cross Readings

Author: Louis Marin
Editor: Humanities Press International
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Cross-Readings is a wide-ranging series of readings of texts, from classical works (Herodotus, Cicero, Ovid) to early Christian texts (Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Augustine), to children's literature (Perrault, Robinson Crusoe, Jules Verne, La Fontaine), to the classics of French literature and thought (Descartes, Corneille, Pascal, Rousseau, Balzac, Stendhal). It enters into dialogue with such diverse works as Sir Thomas More's Utopia, Louis II of Bavaria's personal journals, and theoretical writings by Roman Jakobson, Emile Benveniste, and Ernst Bloch. A challenging text designed for serious students and scholars of theory, Cross-Readings also shines with the rich imagery of literature and the minute detail of everyday life.

Physical Education And Sport In The Jewish History And Culture

Author: Uriel Simri
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Sports and physical activity in Israeli life within Jewish culture / Earle F. Zeigler -- The idea of sport and hostility towards the body / Alexius J. Bucher -- An investigation into the Jewish concepts of ethics regarding its application to sport : a hierarchy of ethics / Saul Ross -- Greek contests in Galilee during the reign of Harold Antipas / Manfred Laemmer -- Daniel Mendoza, a Jewish bruiser in the eighteenth century fancy / George Eisen -- The contemporary Jewish attitude towards leisure / Jay S. Shivers -- The Jews and antisemitism in the German gymnastics movement, 1810-1933 / Hartmut Becker -- "Fair play for American athletes" : a study in antisemitism / Arnd Kreuger -- The discrimination of Jewish sports in National-Socialist Germany / Hajo Bernett -- Charlotte Epstein : women's emancipation, and the emergence of competitive athletics for women in the United States / Richard Wettan -- A comparison of the results of Olympic and Maccabiah champions / Uriel Simri -- The Jew in ice sports : America's forgotten heroes / Reet A. Howell, Maxwell L. Howell -- Sports activities of the Jews in Finland / Eija-Leena Wuolio -- More than fun and games : movement education and the Jewish experience / Blanche R. Teitelbaum -- Sport in selected ancient societies, 2000 B.C. to 100 A.D. / Betty Spears -- The invention of the sport record / Richard D. Mandell.