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Deviant Bodies Resisting Online: Examining the Intersecting Realities of Women of Color in Xbox Live


Abstract Employing qualitative methods and drawing from an intersectional framework which focuses on the multiple identities we all embody, this dissertation focuses on oppressions and resistance strategies employed by women of color in Xbox live, an online gaming community. Ethnographic observations and narrative interviewing reveal that women of color, as deviants within the space, face intersecting oppressions in gaming as in life outside the gaming world. They are linguistically profiled within the space based off of how they sound. They have responded with various strategies to combat the discrimination they experience. Some segregate themselves from the larger gaming population and many refuse to purchase games that depict women in a hyper-s... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Gray, Kishonna Leah (Author) / Anderson, Lisa M (Advisor) / Cheong, Pauline H (Committee member) / Lim, Merlyna (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Women's Studies / African American Studies / Communication / Critical Media / Gender / Inequalities / Race / Virtual Communities / Xbox live
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 187 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Justice Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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