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Identity, Demographics and Race (redirected from Race, Identity and Demographics)

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Corneliussen, H., & Rettberg, J. W. (2008). Digital culture, play, and identity: A world of warcraft reader. The MIT Press.


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Yasmin B. Kafai, Deborah A. Fields, and Melissa S. Cook (2010), 'Your Second Selves: Player-Designed Avatars', Games and Culture 5 (1)


Nardi, B. A. (2010). My life as a night elf priest: An anthropological account of World of Warcraft. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press: University of Michigan Library.


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Race and Culture


Burgess, M. C. R., Dill, K. E., Stermer, S. P., Burgess, S. R., & Brown, B. P. (2011). Playing with prejudice: The prevalence and consequences of racial stereotypes in video games. Media Psychology , 14 (3)

Eastin, M.S., Appiah, O., & Cicchirllo, V. (2009). Identification and the influence of cultural stereotyping on postvideogame play hostility. Human Communication Research, 35


M. Hitchens (2011), ‘A Survey of First-Person Shooters and their Avatars’, Game Studies 11:3


L.A. Jackson et al. (2011), 'A longitudinal study of the effects of Internet use and videogame playing on academic performance and the roles of gender, race and income in these relationships' Computers in Human Behaviour.


Yasmin B. Kafai, Melissa S. Cook, and Deborah A. Fields (2010), ‘‘Blacks Deserve Bodies Too!’’: Design and Discussion About Diversity and Race in a Tween Virtual World' Games and Culture 5 (1)


Y.H. Lee, D.Y. Wohn (2012), 'Are there cultural differences in how we play? Examining cultural effects on playing social network games' Computers in Human Behaviour.


M.J. Monson (2012), ‘Race-Based Fantasy Realm: Essentialism in the World of Warcraft’ Games and Culture 7:1.


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Adrienne Shaw (2012), 'Do you identify as a gamer? Gender, race, sexuality, and gamer identity', New Media & Society 14 (1)


D. Y. Wohn (2011), Gender and Race Representation in Casual Games. Sex Roles.





Sybille Lammes ‘Postcolonial Playgrounds: Games and postcolonial culture’ Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture, Vol 4, No 1 (2010)


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Griffiths, M. D., Davies, M. N. O., & Chappell, D. (2004). Demographic factors and playing variables in online computer gaming. Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 7(4), 479–487.

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