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Anarchy in the Arcade: Regulating Coin-Op Video Games

Carly A. Kocurek

in Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691821
eISBN:
9781452953618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691821.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Numerous communities organized against arcades, fighting the opening of arcades through zoning ordinances, code enforcement, and other restrictions. Although in many cases these efforts reflect ... More


Adapting Violence: Death Race and the History of Gaming Moral Panic

Carly A. Kocurek

in Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691821
eISBN:
9781452953618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691821.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The establishment of violence as a key theme of video gaming ties video gaming to other areas of culture historically dominated by men, such as military culture and sports competition. Chapter 3 ... More


The Future is Now: Changes in Gaming Culture

Carly A. Kocurek

in Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691821
eISBN:
9781452953618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691821.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the final chapter, I consider shifts in gaming culture, including the growing prevalence of gaming in the United States. Increasingly, video gaming crosses demographic boundaries of age, race, and ... More


Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

Carly A. Kocurek

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691821
eISBN:
9781452953618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691821.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Coin-Operated Americans centers on the reframing of boyhood that took place in the popular discourse surrounding early video gaming, but it is not another story about young men. Rather, it charts ... More


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