The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto

The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto

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Grand Theft Auto is among the most culturally significant video game franchises in history. Popular among adult gamers, the games have become icons for child endangerment, and are frequently cited in political rhetoric directed against exposing violence and indecency to minors. This work, the first academic book to focus exclusively on a single game series, presents essays that examine the complex and popular GTA phenomenon. Part 1 discusses issues of censorship, satire and the intellectual impact of GTA. Part 2 studies how players meaningfully and purposefully play Grand Theft Auto games.conjunction with the known expert educational capabilities of games, the diving rates of crime reveal a disconnect between what is being ... If the proliferation ofviolent video games is contemporaneous with a drastic decline in violent crime, then why not study those connections too? Regardless ... Doing so via an analysis of the mechanisms oflearning within the games are beyond the scope of this essay.

Title:The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto
Author:Nate Garrelts
Publisher:McFarland - 2006-10-05


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