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dc.contributor.authorBeavis, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorCharles, Claireen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:46:16Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:46:16Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-16T06:08:52Z
dc.identifier.issn0954-0253en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09540250701650615en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32296
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we consider the significance of cyber 'LAN' cafs as sites where on and off-line practices meet in way that complicates binary notions of the gendered gamer. Existing research into computer games culture suggests a male dominated environment and points to girls' lower levels of competence and participation in games. Building on recent studies interested in the constitution of gender through engagement with online technologies, we draw on Judith Butler's politics of performative resignification, and conceptualise digital culture as a resource through which 'girl' gamers are mobilised and potentially reformulated, experiencing their gaming identities in contradictory ways, and fragmenting the category 'girl' in the very act of articulating their place in a male dominated gaming culture. It is argued that through the meeting of on and off-line practices, LAN cafs operate as a location that is particularly amenable to reformulative work in relation to gendered gaming identitiesen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeOxford, UKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom691en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto705en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGender and Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode169999en_US
dc.titleWould the 'real' girl gamer please stand up? Gender, LAN cafs and the reformulation of the 'girl' gameren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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