Children, Gender, Video Games: Towards a Relational Approach to Multimedia

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 15, 2007 - Education - 235 pages
The book explores a number of debates about young children and multimedia, with particular reference to video games. It places issues of gender centrally in relation to game play and develops a relational approach to game play using an account of affect. The book places games in a global context and argues that we should not think of the economic relations as somehow remote from what happens in the micro relations of playing. It moves towards a relational approach to subjectivity and explores central issues of violence and parental regulation.

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VALERIE WALKERDINE is Professor of Psychology in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK. Her previous publications include Growing up Girl (with Helen Lucey and June Melody), Mass Hysteria: Critical Psychology and Media Studies (with Lisa Blackman), Daddy's Girl: Young Girls and Popular Culture and The Practice of Reason. She is editor of Critical Psychology. She is also an installation artist.

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