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.lessons, Orlando clearly saw a power in learning about the ghetto from the safety of his home. While lacking time and space to fully discuss this disturbing reconstitution of GTA:SA as an oppositional and informative ... describes GTA in the following way: a€œFor me, these depictions of urban spaces can serve as neutral zones to which to manifest more ... about violence by suggesting the possibility of using GTA to thwart violence (a€œDetroit leads the U.S. in murder, rape, armed robbery.

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


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