publication . Article . 2015

Gender and video games: How is female gender generally represented in various genres of video games?

Xeniya Kondrat;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2015 Journal: Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology (issn: 2068-0317, eissn: 2068-0317, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Bucharest
Abstract
Gender representation in video games is a current sensitive topic in entertainment media. Gender studies in video games look at the difference between the portrayal of female and male characters. Most video games tend to over-represent stereotypes and in general use extensive violence and cruelty (Maietti, 2008). Some video games use wrong, disrespectful and sometimes even violent representations of both genders. This research paper focuses on the current representation of female gender in video games and how they are represented, stereotyped and used as characters in games. Results show that there is a difference between portraying women in the past and present...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSIONComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING
free text keywords: Gender, video games, feminist theory, cultivation theory, uses and gratification theory, Anthropology, GN1-890, Sociology (General), HM401-1281
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