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Gamer Trouble: Feminist Confrontations in Digital Culture

Amanda Phillips


Gamers have been in trouble as long as games have existed, constantly mired in controversies about violence, diversity, and online harassment. As our popular understanding of “gamer” shifts beyond its historical construction as a white, straight, adolescent, cisgender male, the troubles that emerge both confirm and challenge our understanding of identity politics. This book excavates the turbulent relationships between surface and depth in contemporary gaming culture, taking readers under the hood of the mechanisms of video games in order to understand the ways that gender, race, and sexuality ... More

Keywords: feminism, gamer, gaming, gender, queer, race, sexuality, technology, video games

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479870103
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479870103.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Phillips, author
Georgetown University