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Ethnographies of the videogame

Helen Thornham

Ethnographies of the videogame

gender, narrative and praxis

by Helen Thornham

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Published by Ashgate Pub. Company in Farnham, Surrey, England, Burlington, VT .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Video games,
  • Video recording in ethnology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby Helen Thornham
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN347 .T5 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25077617M
    ISBN 109780754679783, 9780754699408
    LC Control Number2011013274

    Ethnographies are not always easy to find. In this regard, the best way to integrate ethnography in a quantitative research would be to use it to discover and uncover relationships and then use the resultant data to test and explain the empirical assumptions. Through the windows one could see a range of items for sale. Ethnographies focus on describing the culture of a group in very detailed and complex manner. In other words, patients tend to rely on this type of research in order to know what specific behavior is correlated to illness.

    As discussed by Hammersley and AtkinsonWolcottb,and Fetterman One that might be able to set a more open, less tribal example for the people who consume its products. Includes bibliographical references p. By studying the culture between the different Pueblo and Plain Indians, She discovered the culture isomorphism that would be considered her personalized unique approach to the study of anthropology using ethnographic techniques. First, he provides an unfamiliar audience an insight into the kind of game-heavy thinking that he found in many of his informants.

    International Journal of Cyber Criminology. This type of ethnography is not so typical as ethnography recorded by pen and pencil. Similar play practices and preferences have been found in smaller studies with low-SES African-American youth e. I want to understand how bankers define transparency in a profit-making context.


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Though the book was just published. The benefits of this method are that the various encyclopedias, handbooks or guides provide an overview of a specific culture or examine the people who conduct ethnography, and, they almost always point to additional readings including ethnographies.

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In order to make this connection between experience and theory, ethnographers inhabit two minds simultaneously: they live the experiences and can speak authoritatively as a player, but also can "pull back" out of their lived experiences and situate those experiences in terms of broader theories and cultural patterns.

That epithet is crucial. Celia Pearce shows ways that this attachment to place can lead to a virtual diaspora in her study of players of Uru: Ages Beyond Mist and their gaming activities after the closure of their home game. As such, Ethnographies of the videogame book reveals the manner in which existing relations re-emerge through engagement with new technology.

Stores of this nature belong in commercial areas. Reflexivity refers to the researcher's aim "to explore the ways in which [the] researcher's involvement with a particular study influences, acts upon and informs such research". Retrieved January 24,from Science Direct.

The analyst will give a detailed report of the everyday life of the individuals under study. Similar play practices and preferences Ethnographies of the videogame book been found in smaller studies with low-SES African-American youth e.

Ethnographic technique was picked up by academics in Science and Technology Studies, who found it very useful in Ethnographies of the videogame book scientists, engineers, and other communities of practice.

It makes no claims to the universality of its findings, but it allows the reader to see the similarities and differences of how people live. Retrieved from Gale Virtual Reference Library. McCulloch, K. Writing Culture helped bring changes to both anthropology and ethnography often described in terms of being 'postmodern,' 'reflexive,' 'literary,' 'deconstructive,' or 'poststructural' in nature, in that the text helped to highlight the various epistemic and political predicaments that many practitioners saw as plaguing ethnographic representations and practices.

All being people she wished to study for her Ethnographies of the videogame book data. As discussed by Hammersley and AtkinsonWolcottb,and Fetterman This anthology is comprised of nearly all specially commissioned essays bringing together work dealing with the moral, metaphysical, epistemological and phenomenological issues required for properly understanding whether in fact there is a tension between judging and understanding and what the moral and legal implications may be of accepting or rejecting this tension.

Data analysis involves interpretation of the functions and meanings of human actions. It is holistic. In Stock Overview This collection embodies a debate that explores what could be characterised as the tension between judging and understanding.

Characterized by Van Maanenit reflects a particular instance taken by the researcher toward the individual being studied. The realist reports information in a measured style ostensibly uncontaminated by individual predisposition, political objectives, and judgment.

Relational Ethnography articulates studying fields rather than places or processes rather than processed people. This book is ideal for postgraduate students in Education and related disciplines seeking to use an ethnographic approach in their Masters and Doctoral theses.

Critical researchers typically are politically minded people who look to take a stand of opposition to inequality and domination. This book helps situate the anthropologist within their school of thought and helps inform researchers why these scientists came to the conclusions they did based on their education, their influences and their perspectives.

In certain instances, active collaboration between the researcher s and subject s has helped blend the practice of collaboration in ethnographic fieldwork with the process of creating the ethnographic product resulting from the research. Participation, rather than just observation, is one of the keys to this process.

The important components of a critical ethnographer are to incorporate a value-laden introduction, empower people by giving them more authority, challenging the status quo, and addressing concerns about power and control.

Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ethnography is not just useful when looking at the patients, it is also very helpful to look at the organization of health care. In the future, I will share with readers interesting ethnographies of games, and provide an ethnographic perspective on gaming-related phenomena, especially as it relates to motivation.

Games and Culture.Anthropology: Finding Ethnographies. and add either ethnography or ethnographic study to pick up these terms from the book description, introduction, or within the text. You will need to review the results carefully to confirm that the book is an ethnography.

Books shelved as ethnographies: In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois, Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Vi. Sep 02,  · Ethnographies of the Videogame uses the medium of the videogame to explore wider significant sociological issues around new media, interaction, identity, performance, memory and Reviews: 1.Primary task of ethnography was to understand the emic.

Pdf ethnographies. scientific accounts of unkown people and places. ethnographic realism. style that dominated "classic" ethnographies. the goal was to give a first hand account, or an etic account and that's what was real.

interpretive anthropologists.Oct 24,  · Helen Thornham’s Ethnographies of the Videogame () similarly found that adult British gamers drew clear lines between “normal” everyday gaming (sociable, disinterested, socially accepted) and more “geeky” gaming (solitary, immersive, discouraged).

Christo Sims’ () recent ethnography at a school in New York found that most of.Ethnographies ebook the Videogame uses ebook medium of the videogame to explore wider significant sociological issues around new media, interaction, identity, performance, memory and mediation. Addressing questions of how we interpret, mediate and use media texts, particularly in the face of claims about the power of new media to continuously shift.