Week 3: Militainment

Game: Halo: Combat Evolved (2001), Quake (1996)

1.22.12 Reading:

  • Sebastian Deterding (2009) “Living Room Wars: Remediation, Boardgames, and the Early History of Video Wargaming,” Joystick Soldiers

 1.24.12 Readings:

  • Christopher J. Ferguson (2008) “The School Shooting/Violent Video Game Link: Causal Relationship or Moral Panic?” Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling
  • Matthew Thomas Payne (2012) “Marketing Militainment in a Post-Bin Laden World

Week 3 further reading:

  • Pierre Bourdieu (1984) “Postscript: Toward a ‘Vulgar’ Critique of ‘Pure’ Critiques,” Distinction
  • Dmitry Epstein (2011) “The Analog History of the ‘Digital Divide,’” The Long History of New Media
  • Caroline Marvin (1990) “Inventing the Expert,” When Old Technologies Were New
  • Lynn Spigel (1992) Make Room for TV
  • Derek Van Rheenen (2012) “A Century of Historical Change in the Game Preferences of American Children,” Journal of American Folklore

Nick Dyer-Witheford and Peuter (2009) “Machinic Subjects: The Xbox and its Rivals,” Games of Empire: Global Capitalism and Video Games


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