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ERIC Number: EJ1200911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
The Emotional Work of Family Negotiations in Digital Play Space: Searching for Identity, Cooperation, and Enduring Conflict
Wright, J. Talmadge; Embrick, David G.
American Journal of Play, v11 n1 p104-131 Fall 2018
Computer game play has been criticized for disrupting family life by some who claim digital fantasy play alienates individuals from everyday interactions, even as others hold that such play increases sociability among players and their families. The authors argue that the truth about game play is more complex. They draw on research using participant observations and interviews with players about a well-known massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) "World of Warcraft" and examine the struggle within families about time spent playing, family responsibilities, enhanced family dynamics, and the distances created by game playing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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