Material Game Studies: A Philosophy of Analogue Play (Hardcover)

Material Game Studies: A Philosophy of Analogue Play By Chloe Germaine (Editor), Paul Wake (Editor) Cover Image
By Chloe Germaine (Editor), Paul Wake (Editor)
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This is the first volume to apply insights from the material turn in philosophy to the study of play and games. At a time of renewed interest in analogue gaming, as scholars are looking beyond the digital and virtual for the first time since the inception of game studies in the 1990s, Material Game Studies not only supports the importance of the (re)turn to the analogue, but proposes a materiality of play more broadly.

Recognizing the entanglement of physical materiality with cultural meaning, the authors in this volume apply a range of theoretical approaches, from material eco-criticism to animal studies, to examine games and play as existing within worlds of matter. Different chapters focus on the material properties of board, card and role-playing games, how they are designed and made, how they are touched and played with, and how they connect with other human and nonhuman things.

Bringing together international scholars, Material Game Studiesdefines a new field of material game studies and demonstrates how it is a valuable addition to wider debates about the material turn and the place of embodied humans in a material world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350202719
ISBN-10: 1350202711
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: December 1st, 2022
Pages: 264
Language: English