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ERIC Number: EJ1166785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Teaching Us to Fear: The Violent Video Game Moral Panic and The Politics of Game Research
Markey, Patrick M.; Ferguson, Christopher J.
American Journal of Play, v10 n1 p99-115 Fall 2017
In this excerpt from their new book, "Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games Is Wrong" (BenBella Books, 2017), the authors present an argument in defense of video games while dispelling the myth that such games lead to real-world violence. The authors define and examine moral panics and provide guidelines for identifying and understanding this phenomenon. They focus in particular on how the moral panic around video games has affected scientific research on games.
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Language: English
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