Queerness in Play

  • Todd Harper
  • Meghan Blythe Adams
  • Nicholas Taylor

Part of the Palgrave Games in Context book series (PAGCON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Todd Harper, Nicholas Taylor, Meghan Blythe Adams
    Pages 1-13
  3. Queer Foundations

  4. Representing Queerness

  5. Un-gendering Assemblages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Tanja Sihvonen, Jaakko Stenros
      Pages 167-184
    3. Maresa Bertolo, Ilaria Mariani, Clara Gargano
      Pages 203-221
  6. No Fear of a Queer Planet: Gaming and Social Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Nicholas Taylor, Randall Hammond
      Pages 225-242
    3. Carol A. Stabile, Laura Strait
      Pages 261-272
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

About this book


Queerness in Play examines the many ways queerness of all kinds—from queer as ‘LGBT’ to other, less well-covered aspects of the queer spectrum—intersects with games and the social contexts of play. The current unprecedented visibility of queer creators and content comes at a high tide of resistance to the inclusion of those outside a long-imagined cisgender, heterosexual, white male norm. By critically engaging the ways games—as a culture, an industry, and a medium—help reproduce limiting binary formations of gender and sexuality, Queerness in Play contributes to the growing body of scholarship promoting more inclusive understandings of identity, sexuality, and games.


Queer Gaming Sexuality and Gaming Gender Fluidity and Avatars Non-binary Gender and Digital Culture Queer Digital Experience Queer game studies possibility space inclusive gaming

Editors and affiliations

  • Todd Harper
    • 1
  • Meghan Blythe Adams
    • 2
  • Nicholas Taylor
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Science, Information Arts and TechnologiesUniversity of BaltimoreBaltimore, MDUSA
  2. 2.Department of English and Writing StudiesUniversity of Western OntarioLondon, ONCanada
  3. 3.Department of CommunicationNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NCUSA

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