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dc.contributor.authorDashiell, Steven
dcterms.creatorhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0381-9989en_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-11T13:21:59Z
dc.date.available2022-05-11T13:21:59Z
dc.date.issued2022-03-31
dc.description.abstractThis paper situates gamer discussions of the fantasy race the drow, or dark elves, in masculinity theory. I examine threads from a Facebook group discussing the topic, and code the reactions of men participating. I discuss how some gamer masculinities that are displayed reinforces a belief of epistemic privilege among White men that allows for hegemonic responses to discussions that involve structural racism. I propose larp gamer masculinity as a hybrid masculinity, complicit in its support of hegemonic models but appropriating elements of subordinated populations to allow individuals to feel like an “outsider.” In these gaming discourse spaces, men employ an anti-intellectualized form of digital hooliganism as a rationale for their claims. These men dismiss claims of discrimination as they see those as characteristics outside the scope of the game. The resistance exhibited by these men reacting to changes should be viewed differently than extremist discourses.en_US
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dc.description.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/10608265221084017en_US
dc.format.extent28 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
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dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2uilq-4ao1
dc.identifier.citationDashiell, Steven. “Discussions of Fantasy Characters and Demonstrations of a Defensive Hybridity in Gamer Masculinity.” The Journal of Men’s Studies, (April 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/10608265221084017.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/10608265221084017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/24686
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtThe University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
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dc.titleDiscussions of Fantasy Characters and Demonstrations of a Defensive Hybridity in Gamer Masculinityen_US
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