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  • The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    While so many books on technology look at new advances and digital technologies, the Routledge Companion to Obsolete and Vanishing Media Technology looks back at analog technologies that are disappearing, considering their demise and what it says about media history, pop culture, and the nature of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    This companion provides a definitive and cutting-edge guide to the study of imaginary and virtual worlds across a range of media, including literature, television, film, and games. From the Star Trek universe, Thomas More’s classic Utopia, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s Arda, to elaborate, user-created…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Revisiting Imaginary Worlds

    A Subcreation Studies Anthology

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    The concept of world and the practice of world creation have been with us since antiquity, but they are now achieving unequalled prominence. In this timely anthology of subcreation studies, an international roster of contributors come together to examine the rise and structure of worlds, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf, Bernard Perron

    The number of publications dealing with video game studies has exploded over the course of the last decade, but the field has produced few comprehensive reference works. The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies, compiled by well-known video game scholars Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-13
    Routledge

  • LEGO Studies

    Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20
    Routledge

  • Building Imaginary Worlds

    The Theory and History of Subcreation

    By Mark J.P. Wolf

    Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on…

    Paperback – 2012-11-02
    Routledge

  • The Video Game Theory Reader 2

    Edited by Bernard Perron, Mark J.P. Wolf

    The Video Game Theory Reader 2 picks up where the first Video Game Theory Reader (Routledge, 2003) left off, with a group of leading scholars turning their attention to next-generation platforms-the Nintendo Wii, the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360-and to new issues in the rapidly expanding field of…

    Paperback – 2008-11-12
    Routledge

  • The Video Game Theory Reader

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf, Bernard Perron

    In the early days of Pong and Pac Man, video games appeared to be little more than an idle pastime. Today, video games make up a multi-billion dollar industry that rivals television and film. The Video Game Theory Reader brings together exciting new work on the many ways video games are reshaping…

    Paperback – 2003-08-19
    Routledge

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