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Sticky games and hybrid worlds: A phenomenology of mobile phones, mobile games and the iPhone

Richardson, I. (2009) Sticky games and hybrid worlds: A phenomenology of mobile phones, mobile games and the iPhone. In: Hjorth, L. and Chan, D., (eds.) Gaming cultures and place in Asia-Pacific. Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, New York, U.S.A, pp. 213-232.

Abstract

This collection explores the relationship between digital gaming and its cultural context by focusing on the burgeoning Asia-Pacific region. Encompassing key locations for global gaming production and consumption such as Japan, China, and South Korea, as well as increasingly significant sites including Australia and Singapore, the region provides a wealth of divergent examples of the role of gaming as a socio-cultural phenomenon. Drawing from micro ethnographic studies of specific games and gaming locales to macro political economy analyses of techno-nationalisms and trans-cultural flows, this collection provides an interdisciplinary model for thinking through the politics of gaming production, representation, and consumption in the region.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright: 2009 Taylor & Francis
Publishers Website: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/97804159962...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11784
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