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|Author||: Larissa Hjorth|
|Total Pages||: 314|
|ISBN 13||: 1135843171|
Download Gaming Cultures and Place in Asia-Pacific Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This collection explores the relationship between digital gaming and its cultural context by focusing on the burgeoning Asia-Pacific region. Encompassing key locations for global gaming production and consumption such as Japan, China, and South Korea, as well as increasingly significant sites including Australia and Singapore, the region provides a wealth of divergent examples of the role of gaming as a socio-cultural phenomenon. Drawing from micro ethnographic studies of specific games and gaming locales to macro political economy analyses of techno-nationalisms and trans-cultural flows, this collection provides an interdisciplinary model for thinking through the politics of gaming production, representation, and consumption in the region..
|Author||: K.J. Donnelly|
|Total Pages||: 246|
|ISBN 13||: 1134692048|
Download Music In Video Games Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier models from which it borrows. With topics ranging from early classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. to more recent hits like Plants vs. Zombies, the eleven essays in Music in Video Games draw on the scholarly fields of musicology and music theory, film theory, and game studies, to investigate the history, function, style, and conventions of video game music..
|Author||: Denise LaRose|
|Publsiher||: Teacher Created Materials|
|Total Pages||: 7|
|ISBN 13||: 1425873421|
Download Counting--Give a Dog a Bone Game Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Help young children practice basic mathematical concepts in an engaging game format. Lesson plan and necessary patterns and game pieces are provided. Learning how to count numbers has never been so fun!.
|Author||: BILL HAUSER|
|Publsiher||: Xlibris Corporation|
|Total Pages||: 214|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
|ISBN 13||: 1499009968|
Download SEASONS IN THE SUN Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Seasons in the Sun is the memoir of a college student/athlete in the mid-1970's. Bill Hauser played quarterback at Ohio's Wittenberg University, one of the top small-college football teams in America, and for one of the most successful coaches in the game. This book takes the reader through the ups and downs of competition and the life-lessons learned from that experience. But it is not all about football. The author's enjoyment of music of the period is woven throughout the book with popular songs of the time serving as chapter titles. If you remember the 1970's — the music, the events of the time and the college experience — you should enjoy this book. If you are a fan of college football, particularly small-college football, you likely will enjoy the intimate look at what the game was like in the 70s. Younger readers might also find the contrast in student life today and back in the 70s interesting and amusing. And the lessons learned and training received on the gridiron are as relevant in the present as they were back then..
|Author||: J. Grant|
|Total Pages||: 292|
|Genre||: Political Science|
|ISBN 13||: 1137280417|
Download New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The book provides an in-depth analysis of the governance of Africa's natural resource sectors (oil, biofuels, forestry, fisheries, minerals) and new insights for readers as they navigate the burgeoning research on global governance initiatives and regional/national strategies that seek to improve the governance of the continent's natural resources..
|Author||: Michael A. Neblo|
|Publsiher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Total Pages||: 233|
|ISBN 13||: 1107027675|
Download Deliberative Democracy between Theory and Practice Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This book offers a model to bridge the differences between political theorists and social scientists, focusing on deliberative practices..
|Author||: Valerie Estelle Frankel|
|Total Pages||: 216|
|Genre||: Performing Arts|
|ISBN 13||: 1476615543|
Download Women in Game of Thrones Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how “feminist” the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a variety of archetypes—widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problem is that most of them play a single role without nuance—even the “strong women” have little to do besides strut about as one-note characters. This book analyzes the women and their portrayals one by one, along with their historical inspirations. Accompanying issues in television studies also appear, from the male gaze to depiction of race. How these characters are treated in the series and how they treat themselves becomes central, as many strip for the pleasure of men or are sacrificed as pawns. Some nude scenes or moments of male violence are fetishized and filmed to tantalize, while others show the women’s trauma and attempt to identify with the scene’s female perspective. The key is whether the characters break out of their traditional roles and become multidimensional..
|Author||: Christy Mathewson|
|Publsiher||: Read Books Ltd|
|Total Pages||: 324|
|Genre||: Sports & Recreation|
|ISBN 13||: 144654771X|
Download Pitching In A Pinch : Or, Baseball From The Inside Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork..
|Author||: Jonathan Fraser Light|
|Total Pages||: 1112|
|Genre||: Sports & Recreation|
|ISBN 13||: 1476617449|
Download The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball, 2d ed. Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs..
|Author||: Mark Cofman|
|Publsiher||: Triumph Books|
|Total Pages||: 305|
|Genre||: Sports & Recreation|
|ISBN 13||: 1600783457|
Download 162-0: Imagine a Red Sox Perfect Season Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
In a series that imagines the impossible, each book plays out a flawless season for a particular team, identifying the most memorable real-life victory on every single day of the baseball calendar and including archival photos, original quotes and thorough research..
|Author||: Arnold Marks|
|Publsiher||: Hachette UK|
|Total Pages||: 176|
|Genre||: Games & Activities|
|ISBN 13||: 0716022591|
Download Card Games Properly Explained Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
If you have never played cards before, this book is the ideal introduction. Or if you have a basic idea of the rules of some games, it will help you extend your existing knowledge and add new games to your repertoire. You will learn all the basic rules, understand the reasons why players play certain cards, discover the winning strategies and always be able to play the right card at the right time. The book covers all the most popular card games, including: Whist, Solo, Napoleon, Clobbiosh, Belot, Black Maria, Piquet, Five Hundred, Poker, Brag, Cassino, Rummy, Kaluki, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Cribbage and Pontoon..