[Air-L] New Book--The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture is The Worst

Paul, Christopher paulc at seattleu.edu
Mon Mar 19 21:20:33 PDT 2018


My new book about meritocracy and video games is out and actually shipping!

The publisher blurb is:

An avid gamer and sharp media critic explains meritocracy's negative contribution to video game culture-and what can be done about it

New media critic and longtime gamer Christopher A. Paul explains how video games' focus on meritocracy empowers a negative culture-from the deep-bred misogyny to the endemic malice of abusive player communities. He suggests ways to ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers but for good for video games as well.

The book is written to be read by a broad audience, including game developers and players.

It should be available wherever you buy books, including the Minnesota Press website (https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-toxic-meritocracy-of-video-games) and Amazon (https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-toxic-meritocracy-of-video-games).

Thanks to all of you who gave the feedback to help bring this together. I appreciate it.

-chris paul

Dr. Christopher A. Paul
Associate Professor and Chair
Communication Department
Seattle University
paulc at seattleu.edu

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