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Gender discursive struggles about the social inclusion of female gamers are often observed in an online gaming communities dominated by male gamers. We found four interrelated gender discursive struggles about social inclusion that animated the meanings of online gamer relations in a small gaming community: dominance versus equality, stereotyping versus diversity, competitiveness versus cooperativeness, and privilege versus empowerment.

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Why is it important?

It's about the discursive struggle female gamers face when relating with male gamers online.

Perspectives

Gamers need to fight for democractic rights in online spheres.

Rennie Naidoo
University of Pretoria

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This page is a summary of: Exploring gender discursive struggles about social inclusion in an online gaming community, Information Technology and People, August 2019, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/itp-04-2019-0163.
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