EL 250 Research Bibliography
1. The first article on gender in video games---Mastering the game: gender and the entelechial motivational system of video games by Charles Soukup. The article takes a look at the logic of perfection in the vocabularies and discourses of video gaming. Gender identification is dicussed from a feminists point of view. I want to take a look at how video games identfy with genders and how they portray them.
Related work: I can reference Mia Consalvo's article From Dollhouse to Metaverse: What Happened When The Sims Went Online? This is from a good female perspective about gender gaming.
I can also use Rodriguez' work on How far is too far Ms. Croft? In her blog, she creates the illusion between a sexy Lara Croft and a strong Croft.
2. An Examination of Violence and Gender Role Portrayals in Video Games: Implications for Gender Socialization and Aggressive Behavior. Source: Women and Language published in the fall of 2000. The article looks at violence and the roles of genders in video games. The article samples 33 popular Nintendo and Sega Genesis video games.
3. From Princess Peach to Lara Croft: Gender Representation in Video Games by Kelly Phillips. Phillips' artcle examines male superiority in mediums. This is an interesting article coming from a woman's pooint of view.
Related work: I can cite sources from Laurel's book Utopian Entrepreneur . I tie the article and book together because both are coming from a feminist's point of view.