Play and productivity

The constitution of ageing adults in research on digital games

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Resumé

Digital games are increasingly an integral part of daily life for people of all ages and genders. Based on a Foucauldian notion of power and discourse, the central question discussed here is how people above the age of 60 and their engagement with digital games are constituted within existing research. The available literature can be separated into two distinct themes focusing on shaping and maintaining the player and the player’s relation to games. A highly functionalistic approach to the use of digital games runs through much of the research due to its preoccupation with social, mental, and bodily health or with the needs of the game industry. This tendency is linked to notions of economical productivity, a theme that is analyzed on the basis of theory formations from cultural gerontology as well as in relation to power and discipline.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftGames and Culture
Vol/bind11
Udgave nummer1-2
Sider (fra-til)7-27
ISSN1555-4120
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

Fingeraftryk

Constitution and Bylaws
constitution
Aging of materials
Productivity
productivity
Geriatrics
theory formation
gerontology
Research
Mental Health
Health
industry
discourse
gender
health
Industry
Power (Psychology)
Constitution
literature
Players

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