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2022

Friman, Usva; Ruotsalainen, Maria

Gender and Toxic Meritocracy in Competitive Overwatch: Case “Ellie”

In: Ruotsalainen, Maria; Törhönen, Maria; Karhulahti, Veli-Matti (Ed.): Modes of Esports Engagement in Overwatch, pp. 135-154, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, ISBN: 978-3-030-82766-3.

Book chapter Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Community, Competitive gaming, Gender, Overwatch, Toxic meritocracy, Women

Apperley, Thomas H.

Overwatch to Oversnatch: The Mutually Reinforcing Gendered Power Relations of Pornography, Streaming, and Esports

In: Ruotsalainen, Maria; Törhönen, Maria; Karhulahti, Veli-Matti (Ed.): Modes of Esports Engagement in Overwatch, pp. 179-197, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, ISBN: 978-3-030-82766-3.

Book chapter Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Gender, Misogyny, NSFW, Overwatch, Pornification, Sexuality

Ruotsalainen, Maria

“Cute Goddess is Actually an Aunty”: The Evasive Middle-Aged Woman Streamer and Normative Performances of Femininity in Video Game Streaming

In: Television & New Media, vol. Pre-print, 2022, ISSN: 1527-4764.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Age, Critical discourse analysis, Gender, Streaming, Twitch, Video games

2020

Karhulahti, Veli-Matti; Saarenmaa, Laura; Brown, Ashley M. L.

Sexuality and Play: Introduction

In: WiderScreen, vol. 22, iss. 1-2, 2020, ISSN: 1795-6161.

Journal article Open access

Links | Tags: Digitaaliset pelit, Digital games, Gender, Leikit, Pelit, Seksuaalisuus, Sexuality, Sukupuoli

2018

Ruotsalainen, Maria; Friman, Usva

"There Are No Women and They All Play Mercy": Understanding and Explaining (the Lack of) Women’s Presence in Esports and Competitive Gaming

In: DiGRA Nordic '18: Proceedings of 2018 International DiGRA Nordic Conference, 2018.

In proceedings Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Electronic sports, Gender, Hegemonic geek mascunility, Overwatch, Toxic meritocracy

Butt, Mahli-Ann; Apperley, Thomas H.

Shut Up and Play": Vivian James and the Presence of Women in Gaming Cultures"

In: Harle, Josh; Abdilla, Angie; Newman, Andrew (Ed.): Decolonising the Digital: Technology as Cultural Practice, pp. 39-47, Tactical Space Lab, 2018.

Book chapter Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: #gamergate, Gaming culture, Gender, Harassment, Vivian James