Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion

Vít Šisler (Editor), Kerstin Radde-Antweiler (Editor), Xenia Zeiler (Editor)

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Abstract

Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a broad range of influential methodological approaches that illuminate how and why video games shape the construction of religious beliefs and practices, and also situates such research within the wider discourse on how digital media intersect with the religious worlds of the 21st century. Each chapter discusses a particular method and its theoretical background, summarizes existing research, and provides a practical case study that demonstrates how the method specifically contributes to the wider study of video games and religion. Featuring contributions from leading and emerging scholars of religion and digital gaming, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars in the areas of digital culture, new media, religious studies, and game studies across a wide range of disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages222
ISBN (Print)9781138698710
ISBN (Electronic)9781315518336
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture
PublisherRoutledge

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities

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Šisler, V., Radde-Antweiler, K., & Zeiler, X. (Eds.) (2018). Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion. (Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture). Routledge.
Šisler, Vít (Editor) ; Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (Editor) ; Zeiler, Xenia (Editor). / Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion. Routledge, 2018. 222 p. (Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture).
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Šisler V, (ed.), Radde-Antweiler K, (ed.), Zeiler X, (ed.). Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion. Routledge, 2018. 222 p. (Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture).