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The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Erin C. Tarver

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Why does sports fandom matter so much to fans, who often don’t play the games they watch at all? This book philosophically investigates sports fandom, spanning the fields of feminist philosophy, ... More


Agency as Art

C. Thi Nguyen

in Games: Agency As Art

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190052089
eISBN:
9780190052119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052089.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Games are a distinctive art form. A game isn’t merely a designed environment. A game tells its players what abilities to use and what goals to pursue. A game, in other words, specifies a form of ... More


Games as Social Transformation

C. Thi Nguyen

in Games: Agency As Art

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190052089
eISBN:
9780190052119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052089.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Games work not only in the medium of agency, but also in the medium of sociality. This chapter studies how games create new patterns of social relationships, and how this permits games to effect a ... More


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