Queerness in Play

Queerness in Play


  • Author: Todd Harper, Meghan Blythe Adams & Nicholas Taylor
  • Release Date : 2018-10-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • File Size: 9023579 Bytes


Queerness in Play examines the many ways queerness of all kinds—from queer as ‘LGBT’ to other, less well-covered aspects of the queer spectrum—intersects with games and the social contexts of play. The current unprecedented visibility of queer creators and content comes at a high tide of resistance to the inclusion of those outside a long-imagined cisgender, heterosexual, white male norm. By critically engaging the ways games—as a culture, an industry, and a medium—help reproduce limiting binary formations of gender and sexuality, Queerness in Play contributes to the growing body of scholarship promoting more inclusive understandings of identity, sexuality, and games....

Queerness in British Drama between 1890-2000

Queerness in British Drama between 1890-2000


  • Author: Hanna Kubowitz
  • Release Date : 2017-06-02
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • File Size: 800270 Bytes


This book deals with one particular aspect of British drama between the 1890s and the late 20th century: ''queerness''. ''Queerness'' is a term that in the last two decades has come to be used predominantly to refer to manifestations of homosexuality, male and female, and otherness. In total, this book concentrates on four examples: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton, Boom Bang-A-Bang by Jonathan Harvey and Handbag by Mark Ravenhill. These works are analysed with sections concentrating on figure conception and characterisation and additionally discourse and language use. Furthermore, an introduction to drama theory, discourse theory and ''queer theories'' will be given as well as some preliminary definiti...

Queerness in Play

Queerness in Play


  • Author : Todd Harper
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319905426


Queerness in Play Book Description :

Queerness in Play examines the many ways queerness of all kinds—from queer as ‘LGBT’ to other, less well-covered aspects of the queer spectrum—intersects with games and the social contexts of play. The current unprecedented visibility of queer creators and content comes at a high tide of resistance to the inclusion of those outside a long-imagined cisgender, heterosexual, white male norm. By critically engaging the ways games—as a culture, an industry, and a medium—help reproduce limiting binary formations of gender and sexuality, Queerness in Play contributes to the growing body of scholarship promoting more inclusive understandings of identity, sexuality, and games....

Playing it Queer

Playing it Queer


  • Author : Jodie Taylor
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783034305532


Playing it Queer Book Description :

Popular music has always been a dynamic mediator of gender and sexuality, and a productive site of rebellion, oddity and queerness. The transformative capacity of music-making, performance and consumption helps us to make sense of identity and allows us to glimpse otherworldliness, arousing the political imagination. With an activist voice that is impassioned yet adherent to scholarly rigour, "Playing it Queer" provides an original and compelling ethnographic account of the relationship between popular music, queer self-fashioning and (sub)cultural world-making. This book begins with a comprehensive survey and critical evaluation of relevant literatures on queer identity and political debates as well as popular music, identity and (sub)cultural style...

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

Video Games Have Always Been Queer


  • Author : Bonnie Ruberg
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479831036


Video Games Have Always Been Queer Book Description :

Argues for the queer potential of video games While popular discussions about queerness in video games often focus on big-name, mainstream games that feature LGBTQ characters, like Mass Effect or Dragon Age, Bonnie Ruberg pushes the concept of queerness in games beyond a matter of representation, exploring how video games can be played, interpreted, and designed queerly, whether or not they include overtly LGBTQ content. Video Games Have Always Been Queer argues that the medium of video games itself can—and should—be read queerly. In the first book dedicated to bridging game studies and queer theory, Ruberg resists the common, reductive narrative that games are only now becoming more diverse. Revealing what reading D. A. Miller can bring to the p...

Queer Game Studies

Queer Game Studies


  • Author : Bonnie Ruberg
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452954639


Queer Game Studies Book Description :

Video games have developed into a rich, growing field at many top universities, but they have rarely been considered from a queer perspective. Immersion in new worlds, video games seem to offer the perfect opportunity to explore the alterity that queer culture longs for, but often sexism and discrimination in gamer culture steal the spotlight. Queer Game Studies provides a welcome corrective, revealing the capacious albeit underappreciated communities that are making, playing, and studying queer games. These in-depth, diverse, and accessible essays use queerness to challenge the ideas that have dominated gaming discussions. Demonstrating the centrality of LGBTQ issues to the gamer world, they establish an alternative lens for examining this increasin...

The Queer Games Avant Garde

The Queer Games Avant Garde


  • Author : Bonnie Ruberg
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-20
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478007302


The Queer Games Avant Garde Book Description :

In The Queer Games Avant-Garde, Bonnie Ruberg presents twenty interviews with twenty-two queer video game developers whose radical, experimental, vibrant, and deeply queer work is driving a momentous shift in the medium of video games. Speaking with insight and candor about their creative practices as well as their politics and passions, these influential and innovative game makers tell stories about their lives and inspirations, the challenges they face, and the ways they understand their places within the wider terrain of video game culture. Their insights go beyond typical conversations about LGBTQ representation in video games or how to improve “diversity” in digital media. Instead, they explore queer game-making practices, the politics of qu...

Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures
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Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures


  • Author : Jenny Sundén
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136499784


Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures Book Description :

How do gender and sexuality come to matter in online game cultures? Why is it important to explore "straight" versus "queer" contexts of play? And what does it mean to play together with others over time, as co-players and researchers? Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures is a book about female players and their passionate encounters with the online game World of Warcraft and its player cultures. It takes seriously women’s passions in games, and as such draws attention to questions of pleasure in and desire for technology. The authors use a unique approach of what they term a "twin ethnography" that develops two parallel stories. Sveningsson studies "straight" game culture, and makes explicit that which is of the norm by exploring the exper...

Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture

Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture


  • Author : Jennifer Higginbotham
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319727691


Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture Book Description :

This volume analyzes early modern cultural representations of children and childhood through the literature and drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Contributors include leading international scholars of the English Renaissance whose essays consider asexuals and sodomites, roaring girls and schoolboys, precocious princes and raucous tomboys, boy actors and female apprentices, while discussing a broad array of topics, from animal studies to performance theory, from queer time to queer fat, from teaching strategies to casting choices, and from metamorphic sex changes to rape and cannibalism. The collection interrogates the cultural and historical contingencies of childhood in an effort to expose, theorize, historicize, and explicate the spectac...

Crip Theory

Crip Theory


  • Author : Robert McRuer
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-06-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814757123


Crip Theory Book Description :

One of the quintessential goals of the American Dream is to own land and a home, a place to raise one’s family and prove one’s prosperity. Particularly for immigrant families, home ownership is a way to assimilate into American culture and community. However, Latinos, who make up the country’s largest minority population, have largely been unable to gain this level of inclusion. Instead, they are forced to cling to the fringes of property rights and ownership through overcrowded rentals, transitory living arrangements, and, at best, home acquisitions through subprime lenders. In Tierra y Libertad, Steven W. Bender traces the history of Latinos’ struggle for adequate housing opportunities, from the nineteenth century to today’s anti-immigran...

Shakesqueer

Shakesqueer


  • Author : Madhavi Menon
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822348450


Shakesqueer Book Description :

Shakesqueer puts the most exciting queer theorists in conversation with the complete works of William Shakespeare. Exploring what is odd, eccentric, and unexpected in the Bard’s plays and poems, these theorists highlight not only the many ways that Shakespeare can be queered but also the many ways that Shakespeare can enrich queer theory. This innovative anthology reveals an early modern playwright insistently returning to questions of language, identity, and temporality, themes central to contemporary queer theory. Since many of the contributors do not study early modern literature, Shakesqueer takes queer theory back and brings Shakespeare forward, challenging the chronological confinement of queer theory to the last two hundred years. The book a...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory

The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory


  • Author : Noreen Giffney
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317041887


The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory Book Description :

This interdisciplinary volume of thirty original essays engages with four key concerns of queer theoretical work - identity, discourse, normativity and relationality. The terms ’queer’ and ’theory’ are put under interrogation by a combination of distinguished and emerging scholars from a wide range of international locations, in an effort to map the relations and disjunctions between them. These contributors are especially attendant to the many theoretical discourses intersecting with queer theory, including feminist theory, LGBT studies, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, disability studies, Marxism, poststructuralism, critical race studies and posthumanism, to name a few. This Companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of queer schol...