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ERIC Number: EJ1172342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
"'Microsoft' Bought 'Minecraft' … Who Knows What's Going to Happen?!": A Sociocultural Analysis of 8-9-Year-Olds' Understanding of Commercial Online Gaming Industries
Willett, Rebekah
Learning, Media and Technology, v43 n1 p101-116 2018
This study investigates children's media literacy with a specific focus on socially situatedness of children's understanding of online gaming industries and related marketing. This article analyzes interviews with 8-9-year-olds and their parents in homes in the U.S.A. Rather than concentrating on developmental factors, the article uses a sociocultural approach to analyze various aspects of children's gaming culture in domestic settings that relate to their understanding of gaming industries. The article considers implications for how children as consumers are understood by key stakeholders, including researchers and educators.
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Language: English
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