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Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion

  • Livre Relié
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Informationen zum Autor Vít Šisler is Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. ... Lire la suite
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Description

Informationen zum Autor Vít Å isler is Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His research addresses critical approaches to the intersection of culture and digital media, namely the internet, social media, video games, the networked public sphere, and online communities. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany. Her research focuses on mediatized religion, mediatization theory, Pagan and Christian traditions, ritual studies, and actor-centered religious historiography. Xenia Zeiler is tenure track Professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research is situated at the intersection of digital media, religion, and culture, with a special focus on India and the worldwide Indian community. Zusammenfassung Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a broad range of influential methodological approaches that illuminate how and why video games shape the construction of religious beliefs and practices, and also situates such research within the wider discourse on how digital media intersect with the religious worlds of the 21st century. Each chapter discusses a particular method and its theoretical background, summarizes existing research, and provides a practical case study that demonstrates how the method specifically contributes to the wider study of video games and religion. Featuring contributions from leading and emerging scholars of religion and digital gaming, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars in the areas of digital culture, new media, religious studies, and game studies across a wide range of disciplines. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction Level up: Methods for studying video games and religion Xenia Zeiler ã Part 1: Textual and audiovisual narratives 1 Critical discourse analysis: Studying religion and hegemony in video games Kathrin Trattner 2 Gaming elicitation in episodic interviews: Letâ™s play baptism Kerstin Radde-Antweiler ã Part 2: In-game performance 3 An ethnographic method for the study of religion in video game environments Gregory Price Grieve 4 Surreal impersonation William Sims Bainbridge ã Part 3: Production and design 5 Design-based research: Mobile gaming for learning Jewish history, tikkun olam , and civics Owen Gottlieb 6 Phenomenological hermeneutics as a bridge between video games and religio-aesthetics Mikhail Fiadotau ã Part 4: Interactivity and rule system 7 Empirical triangulation: Applying multiple methods to explore religion and myth through video games Enrico Gandolfi 8 Petri net modeling: Analyzing rule-based representations of religion in video games Vít Å isler 9 Qualitative in-depth interviews: Studying religious meaning-making in MMOs Stef Aupers, Julian Schaap and Lars de Wildt ã Part 5: Gamer-generated content 10 Normalized social distance: Quantitative analysis of religion-centered gaming pages on social networks Josef Å lerka and Vít Å isler 11 Coding comments on gaming videos: YouTube Letâ™s Plays, Asian games, and Buddhist and Hindu religions Xenia Zeiler ã
Auteur

Vít isler is Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His research addresses critical approaches to the intersection of culture and digital media, namely the internet, social media, video games, the networked public sphere, and online communities.

Kerstin Radde-Antweiler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany. Her research focuses on mediatized religion, mediatization theory, Pagan and Christian traditions, ritual studies, and actor-centered religious historiography.

Xenia Zeiler is tenure track Professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research is situated at the intersection of digital media, religion, and culture, with a special focus on India and the worldwide Indian community.



Résumé

Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a broad range of influential methodological approaches that illuminate how and why video games shape the construction of religious beliefs and practices, and also situates such research within the wider discourse on how digital media intersect with the religious worlds of the 21st century. Each chapter discusses a particular method and its theoretical background, summarizes existing research, and provides a practical case study that demonstrates how the method specifically contributes to the wider study of video games and religion. Featuring contributions from leading and emerging scholars of religion and digital gaming, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars in the areas of digital culture, new media, religious studies, and game studies across a wide range of disciplines.



Contenu

Introduction

Level up: Methods for studying video games and religion

Xenia Zeiler

Part 1: Textual and audiovisual narratives

1 Critical discourse analysis: Studying religion and hegemony in video games

Kathrin Trattner

2 Gaming elicitation in episodic interviews: Let's play baptism

Kerstin Radde-Antweiler

Part 2: In-game performance

3 An ethnographic method for the study of religion in video game environments

Gregory Price Grieve

4 Surreal impersonation

William Sims Bainbridge

Part 3: Production and design

5 Design-based research: Mobile gaming for learning Jewish history, tikkun olam, and civics

Owen Gottlieb

6 Phenomenological hermeneutics as a bridge between video games and religio-aesthetics

Mikhail Fiadotau

Part 4: Interactivity and rule system

7 Empirical triangulation: Applying multiple methods to explore religion and myth through video games

Enrico Gandolfi

8 Petri net modeling: Analyzing rule-based representations of religion in video games

Vít isler

9 Qualitative in-depth interviews: Studying religious meaning-making in MMOs

Stef Aupers, Julian Schaap and Lars de Wildt

Part 5: Gamer-generated content

10 Normalized social distance: Quantitative analysis of religion-centered gaming pages on social networks

Josef lerka and Vít isler

11 Coding comments on gaming videos: YouTube Let's Plays, Asian games, and Buddhist and Hindu religions

Xenia Zeiler

Critical reflection

12 How to study religion and video gaming: A critical discussion

Kerstin Radde-Antweiler

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9781138698710
ISBN: 978-1-138-69871-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Médias et communication
nombre de pages: 242
Poids: 454g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm
Année: 2017