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Subject/Keyword
Emerging adults
Video games
Domestication
Technology
Home
Phenomenology
Domestic
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Noble, Joshua
Supervisor and department
Adria, Marco (Communication and Technology)
Examining committee member and department
Bakardjieva, Maria (Communications and Culture)
Guardado, Martin (Applied Linguistics)
Curry, Ann (Communication and Technology)
Varsava, Jerry (English and Film Studies)
Department
Faculty of Extension
Specialization
Communications and Technology
Date accepted
2014-01-28T10:05:50Z
Graduation date
2014-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Ten emerging adults were interviewed about their experiences of console-based video games in their domestic context. Emerging adults were chosen because they constitute the first generation of video game natives, the first generation to grow up with video games as a ubiquitous piece of Everyday Life. Interviews were employed to better understand the domestication styles that emerging adults had experienced. These experiences served to develop themes around the four components of domestication (appropriation, objectification, incorporation, conversion) as well as around the domestication dynamics between technological native children and technological immigrant parents. The results found that domestication of video games is a complex process that takes a variety of shapes in various domestic spaces. For the reader interested in how video games specifically, technology generally, is domesticated in negotiations between technological native children and technological immigrant parents this thesis offers a rich articulation and set of themes.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R37659P91
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