Faltin Karlsen's A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing PDF

By Faltin Karlsen

This e-book explores gaming tradition, concentrating on useful avid gamers and over the top use. Addressing the contested query of no matter if habit is feasible with regards to desktop video games - particularly on-line gaming - an international of Excesses demonstrates that over the top enjoying doesn't inevitably have hazardous results, and that there are vital contextual parts that impression what outcomes enjoying has for the gamers. in accordance with new empirical stories, together with in-depth interviews and digital ethnography, and drawing on fabric from overseas online game similar websites, this e-book examines the explanations for which gaming can occupy this kind of primary position in people's lives, to the purpose of extra. As such, will probably be of curiosity to sociologists and psychologists operating within the fields of cultural and media reviews, the sociology of relaxation, details expertise and addiction.

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