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1 Socialization of Gender Roles And Race Through Video Game Culture Renee Rose William Shandra

2 GENDER

3 Sex – physical characteristics Gender – psychological differences Gender and Sex

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6 Gender Related Issues in Video Games Ashley Graham from Resident Evil 4 Chris Redfield from Resident Evil 5 Lara Croft from Tomb Raider Series Duke Nukem from Duke Nukem Forever Gender

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10 “Research has shown that media which emphasizes large muscles negatively affects males, while women are most negatively affected by media which emphasizes being thin. Research has shown that males and females of all ages are impacted by body-emphasizing mass media.” “Video games (unlike television or magazines) offer an active role for players to become and control their video game character. This allows players to become more immersed, or become a part of, the virtual world” -Barlett Gender

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14 Joel from Last of Us Lara Croft from Tomb Raider (2013) Sheva from Resident Evil 5 Gender Done Right

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17 “Many of these images are so ingrained into U.S. Culture that these expectations of women are perceived as normal.” - Janet Dunlup Gender

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20 “To claim that video games are the source of real-life degradation of women is a simplistic attempt by moral entrepreneurs to create a moral panic or engage in symbolic politics; video games make an easy scapegoat for larger social problems, including sexism and violence against women.” - Ross Haenfler Gender

21 RACE

22 Humba Wumba from Banjo Kazooie NightWolf from Mortal Kombat Thunder Hawk From Street Fighter Grand Theft Auto V Racism

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26 “Video games operate as a sophisticated commodity that plays on the desire of individuals to experience the other, breaking down real boundaries between ‘communities’ through virtual play, while simultaneously ‘teaching’ its players about stereotypes.” - David Leonard Racism

27 Sheva from Resident Evil 5 Jacob Taylor from Mass Effect 2 & 3 Race Done Right

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30 COMMUNITY

31 IGN.COM/BOARDS REDDIT.COM/R/GAMING STEAMCOMMUNITY.COM YOUTUBE.COM FACEBOOK GROUPS Virtual Community

32 “Virtual community entrails more than surfing Web sites, making a Facebook page, reading s, or engaging in brief chats on bulletin boards. Just because someone plays and MMORPG does not necessarily mean they are part of a virtual community” - Ross Haenfler Virtual Community

33 E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo Blizzcon Comic Con Real World Community(Conventions)

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