Released on 1985Categories United States

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1986: Marine Mammal Commission

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1986: Marine Mammal Commission

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:0006773595A

Category: United States

Page: 842

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Released on 1985Categories United States

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1986

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1986

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119537442

Category: United States

Page: 1352

View: 968

Released on 2004Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Game Work

Game Work

Author: Ken S. McAllister

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817314187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Video and computer games in their cultural contexts. As the popularity of computer games has exploded over the past decade, both scholars and game industry professionals have recognized the necessity of treating games less as frivolous entertainment and more as artifacts of culture worthy of political, social, economic, rhetorical, and aesthetic analysis. Ken McAllister notes in his introduction to Game Work that, even though games are essentially impractical, they are nevertheless important mediating agents for the broad exercise of socio-political power. In considering how the languages, images, gestures, and sounds of video games influence those who play them, McAllister highlights the ways in which ideology is coded into games. Computer games, he argues, have transformative effects on the consciousness of players, like poetry, fiction, journalism, and film, but the implications of these transformations are not always clear. Games can work to maintain the status quo or celebrate liberation or tolerate enslavement, and they can conjure feelings of hope or despair, assent or dissent, clarity or confusion. Overall, by making and managing meanings, computer games—and the work they involve and the industry they spring from—are also negotiating power. This book sets out a method for "recollecting" some of the diverse and copious influences on computer games and the industry they have spawned. Specifically written for use in computer game theory classes, advanced media studies, and communications courses, Game Work will also be welcome by computer gamers and designers. Ken S. McAllister is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English at the University of Arizona and Co-Director of the Learning Games Initiative, a research collective that studies, teaches with, and builds computer games.
Released on 1984Categories

Departments of Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and related agencies appropriations for fiscal year 1985

Departments of Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and related agencies appropriations for fiscal year 1985

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119592330

Category:

Page: 1268

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Released on 1984Categories United States

Departments of Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1985: Board for International Broadcasting

Departments of Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1985: Board for International Broadcasting

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4695020

Category: United States

Page: 1050

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