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Ecology of Affect: Intensive Milieus and Contingent Encounters

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ISBN: 9783957960955 9783957960962 Year: Pages: 70 DOI: 10.14619/020 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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The way we conceive the human today is particularly affected by the shifts in media technology during the 20th century. Affect emerges as the new liminal concept that renders the body compatible in novel ways with the technology and politics of media. By ways of a relational reorganization the organic end technological life is condensed in a new, intense way to an ecology of affects.

Gewalt im Computerspiel

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839435595 9783837635591 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.14361/9783839435595_978-3-8394-3559-5_Gewalt im Computerspiel_Facetten eines Vergnügens____1_368_ Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Media and communication
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Grand Theft Auto, Battlefield, Counterstrike – more and more, violence in computer games is becoming the subject of heated discussion. But what emotional experiences does the playful use of virtual violence make possible? Through participato observation in online games and at LAN parties and analyses of interviews, magazines, and videos, Christopher Bareither presents in detail how millions of people can take pleasure from that which would shock others. By refraining from judgmental cliches, this ethnographic study is able to provide a decisive contribution to a debate at the crossroads of popular culture, politics, and the public sphere.

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