Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live

Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live

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Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live provides a much-needed theoretical framework for examining deviant behavior and deviant bodies within one of the largest virtual gaming communitiesa€”Xbox Live. Previous research on video games has focused mostly on violence and examining violent behavior resulting from consuming this medium. This limited scope has skewed criminologists' understanding of video games and video game culture. Xbox Live has proven to be more than just a gaming platform for users. It has evolved into a multimedia entertainment outlet for more than 20 million users. This book examines the nature of social interactions within Xbox Live, which are often riddled with deviant behavior, including but not limited to racism and sexism. The text situates video games within a hegemonic framework deploying whiteness and masculinity as the norm. The experiences of the marginalized bodies are situated within the framework of deviance as they fail to conform to the hegemonic norm and become victims of racism, sexism, and other types of harassment.Chapter 1 Video Games as Ideological Projects CJ left the a#39;hood to start a new life, or rather, a new life of crime. ... gone, CJ is confronted by members of the highly corrupt C.R.A.S.H., Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums, an anti-gang unit of the Los Santos Police Department. They coerce CJ into informing for them, with the threat of his beingframedfor killing one of theirfellow police officers.

Title:Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live
Author: Kishonna L. Gray
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-03-27

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