"This admirable project legitimizes video games not only as a storytelling medium for entertainment, but also as reflections of history and modern culture to be critically analyzed." - Publishers Weekly"EDITORS' PICK. A long-awaited and truly fascinating book on the relationship between religion and multiplayer online role-playing games by highly respected sociologist of religion, science, and popular culture Bainbridge... The book's subject has been ignored by the academic world, perhaps because of its complexity, or possibly due to some in academia frowning on or ignoring games, even though understanding the gaming world is truly essential for understanding popular culture... This is fine reading. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries." - Choice"This rich, provocative account addresses video games' pervasive religious-themed imagery and constructs, which, prior to Bainbridge's work, have been studiously overlooked in academic study. The nuanced exposition reveals games to be rife with cults, proselytizers, evangelists, inquisitors, afterlives, temples, tombs, shrines, and of course e-gods and goddesses. Essential reading for keeping our ideas about games fresh and finally inquiring about that elephant in the room." - Bonnie Nardi, author of My Life as a Night Elf Priest: An Anthropological Account of World of Warcraft, 2010Review:
eGods may serve as a helpful reference for those researching online gaming, religious symbols, or considering a literary analysis of gaming environments. ( Daniel B. Shank, Sociology of Religion)
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0199935815
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0199935815
Descripción Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 1st edition. 336 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0199935815