Playful Trajectories and Experimentations

Video Games in the Moral and Political Socialization of Children and Young People

Author: Judit Vari
The main gaol of this book is to discuss the place and role of video games in contemporary societies and their impact on individual relationships. It analyses how the development of video games is a sign of and a factor in the democratization of modern societies. Judit Vari explores how video games contribute to the moral and political socialization of children and teenagers.

The book is structured into two parts. The first explores the methodological, ethical and epistemological implications of Games Studies, and shows how the development of an independent field of research on video games can be analyzed as a sign of democratization. The second part focuses on youth identity experimentations and how video games can contribute to the democratization of social relations. She discusses play inequalities, but also how video games are reconfiguring family and peer relationships, thereby influencing the movement of democratization of societies.

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Judit Vari, PhD (2009), School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, is a lecturer of Education Science at the University of Rouen. Her research focuses on the place of child’s speech and the role of playing on moral and political socialization.
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Playful Trajectories and Experimentations
Video Games in the Moral and Political Socialization of Children and Young People
Judit Vari

Abstract
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 Introduction
 Part 1. Methodological, Ethical, and Epistemological Challenges
 Part 2. Video Games: Experiences of Self Here and Elsewhere
 Conclusion
 Bibliographical References
All interested in the place and role of video games in modern societies and their impact on individual relationships.