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Megan Condis

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Megan Condis, “Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Battle for Online Culture” (U Iowa Press, 2018)

New Books in Gender

Gaming has increasingly become part of mainstream culture, from the continued rise of console and PC gaming to the emergence of eSports. Gaming culture has also come under more scrutiny to the non-gaming public. The #Gamergate controversy showed the ugly side of gaming culture, and how gender is imbued within this culture. Gaming culture, as Professor Megan Condis argues, is a masculine institution. Within gaming, masculinity is not only favored but shapes a policing discourse that maintains gender boundaries. Additionally, the masculine politics of gaming culture has found cultural salience in our current political environment. By acting as trolls and using memes—two aspects key to gaming culture—the alt right uses these features of online culture toward their political ends. This book provides a much-needed gendered analysis of gaming culture. For those who consider themselves avid gamers to those who have never picked up a video game in their life, Megan Condis’ Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Battle for Online Culture (University of Iowa Press, 2018) is a fascinating and illuminating read. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

1hr 12mins

25 Jul 2018

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Megan Condis, “Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Battle for Online Culture” (U Iowa Press, 2018)

New Books in Sociology

Gaming has increasingly become part of mainstream culture, from the continued rise of console and PC gaming to the emergence of eSports. Gaming culture has also come under more scrutiny to the non-gaming public. The #Gamergate controversy showed the ugly side of gaming culture, and how gender is imbued within this culture. Gaming culture, as Professor Megan Condis argues, is a masculine institution. Within gaming, masculinity is not only favored but shapes a policing discourse that maintains gender boundaries. Additionally, the masculine politics of gaming culture has found cultural salience in our current political environment. By acting as trolls and using memes—two aspects key to gaming culture—the alt right uses these features of online culture toward their political ends. This book provides a much-needed gendered analysis of gaming culture. For those who consider themselves avid gamers to those who have never picked up a video game in their life, Megan Condis’ Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Battle for Online Culture (University of Iowa Press, 2018) is a fascinating and illuminating read. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

1hr 12mins

25 Jul 2018

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Megan Condis, “Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Battle for Online Culture” (U Iowa Press, 2018)

New Books in Anthropology

Gaming has increasingly become part of mainstream culture, from the continued rise of console and PC gaming to the emergence of eSports. Gaming culture has also come under more scrutiny to the non-gaming public. The #Gamergate controversy showed the ugly side of gaming culture, and how gender is imbued within this culture. Gaming culture, as Professor Megan Condis argues, is a masculine institution. Within gaming, masculinity is not only favored but shapes a policing discourse that maintains gender boundaries. Additionally, the masculine politics of gaming culture has found cultural salience in our current political environment. By acting as trolls and using memes—two aspects key to gaming culture—the alt right uses these features of online culture toward their political ends. This book provides a much-needed gendered analysis of gaming culture. For those who consider themselves avid gamers to those who have never picked up a video game in their life, Megan Condis’ Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Battle for Online Culture (University of Iowa Press, 2018) is a fascinating and illuminating read. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

1hr 12mins

25 Jul 2018

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Episode 173: Hate-Play and Hashtags: A Conversation with Megan Condis

Not Your Mama's Gamer

Episode 173: Hate-Play and Hashtags: A Conversation with Megan Condis (Click to download, or find us on iTunes, BlogTalk Radio, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). This week we have a conversation with Megan Condis, author of the new book Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture. We chat about toxicity and hope in the game community, academia, and […]

1hr 45mins

5 Jun 2018

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Night of the living Memes, Academics and Political gaming bodies with Megan Condis

Fresh out of Tokens

We talked with Megan Condis about academics & research in regard to gaming, writing about games for Al Jazeera America, memes, and political gaming bodies. Listen to an interesting discussion on all these topics and more! We’re part of the Geeked.fm network along with Geeks in Sneaks, Chromatic Life and More than Bits. We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. We’ve got a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.wordpress.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. Question for Megan From @thain1982 on Twitter: •What themes would you most like to see games explore? •What themes are they least suited to explore? •Are there any (alt)games that you feel handled a difficult theme well? Papo Y Yo, Minority Media Articles: http://www.polygon.com/2015/9/2/9247231/jimmy-kimmel-gamers-death-threats-youtube# What we’re playing/reading: Megan: Chime Sharp Demo, League of Legends, always Tanya: Fallout Shelter David: The Secret World, Shadowrun: Hong Kong, Where to find our guest online Twitter: @MeganCondis Site: https://megancondis.wordpress.com/ The Game of Trolls and how to Win it The Online Game that proves the web is not a post racial utopia Original Games by Megan Where to find your hosts online: Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDiverseGames David L. Reeves - @RedConversation Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation Music: The intro is from Magical Girls Can Trap by MGC. The song at the end is Kawaii Streets by MGC. Both are from the album Magical Girls Run the World. You can listen to the show at freshoutoftokens.simplecast.fm, email us at freshoutoftokens@gmail.com and follow us on twitter at @OutOfTokensCast.

1hr 36mins

4 Nov 2015

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61: Megan Condis

Less Than or Equal

Megan and Aleen talk about trigger warnings, creating safer spaces, and the end of the world (via holodeck gaming). Guest Starring: Megan Condis

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5 Oct 2015