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Global Games : Production, Circulation and Policy in the Networked Area (Paperback) (Aphra Kerr)
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The games industry is an exemplary case of the interconnections between the media, communication, and cultural industries in contemporary Western economies and societies, sometimes conceptualized as the creative industries. In this book, Kerr examines the political-economic and social changes that have taken place in the global games industry over the past five years. Drawing upon interviews with key individuals in the games industry and empirical analyses of gameworlds, this book aims to reveal the politics and power behind transnational games corporations and how they have globalised their production networks, but at the same time localized and hybridized their games' content and form. It will also examine the rise of independent game producers and the new roles for game players.
Number of Pages: 228
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Aphra Kerr
Street Date: December 26, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-4060
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