A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing by Faltin Karlsen

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By Faltin Karlsen

This e-book explores gaming tradition, concentrating on powerfuble avid gamers and over the top use. Addressing the contested query of no matter if dependancy is feasible on the subject of laptop video games - particularly on-line gaming - an international of Excesses demonstrates that over the top enjoying doesn't unavoidably have damaging results, and that there are very important contextual components that effect what results enjoying has for the gamers. in response to new empirical reports, together with in-depth interviews and digital ethnography, and drawing on fabric from overseas online game comparable websites, this publication examines the explanations for which gaming can occupy one of these valuable position in people's lives, to the purpose of extra. As such, it is going to be of curiosity to sociologists and psychologists operating within the fields of cultural and media reviews, the sociology of relaxation, details know-how and addiction.

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