Gaming Lives in the Twenty-First Century: Literate Connections

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Synopsis: This volume examines the claim that computer games can provide better literacy and learning environments than schools. Using case-studies in the US at the beginning of the twenty-first century and the words and observations of individual gamers, the book offers historical and cultural analyses of their literacy development, practices and values.

About the Author: CYNTHIA L. SELFE is Humanities Distinguished Professor in the English Department at The Ohio State University, USA.

GAIL E. HAWISHER is University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar and Founding Director of the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.

JAMES PAUL GEE has written the Foreword to this book. He is one of the most well-known professors of education in the United States. He teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is the author of several books, including What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

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