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A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing

Social science


by
Faltin Karlsen

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 178 pages

File size: 17.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games – specifically online gaming – A World of Excesses demonstrates that excessive playing does not necessarily have detrimental effects, and that there are important contextual elements that influence what consequences playing has for the players. Based on new empirical studies, including in-depth interviews and virtual ethnography, and drawing on material from international game related sites, this book examines the reasons for which gaming can occupy such a central place in people’s lives, to the point of excess.

Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games – specifically online gaming – A World of Excesses demonstrates that excessive playing does not necessarily have detrimental effects, and that there are important contextual elements that influence what consequences playing has for the players. Based on new empirical studies, including in-depth interviews and virtual ethnography, and drawing on material from international… (more)

Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games – specifically online gaming – A World of Excesses demonstrates that excessive playing does not necessarily have detrimental effects, and that there are important contextual elements that influence what consequences playing has for the players. Based on new empirical studies, including in-depth interviews and virtual ethnography, and drawing on material from international game related sites, this book examines the reasons for which gaming can occupy such a central place in people’s lives, to the point of excess.

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