Title
Exploring the appeal of digital games to male prisoners Exploring the appeal of digital games to male prisoners
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Sociology
Literature
Source (journal)
Poetics: journal of empirical research on culture, the media and the arts. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
48(2015) , p. 1-20
ISSN
0304-422X
ISI
000350936100001
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
While the functions of digital games in terms of stress relief, mood management and gratifications have frequently been discussed and investigated, little is known about how these functions are distributed along different game genres and along diverse populations. In this article, a qualitative study with 17 long-term sentenced male inmates is presented that explores the uses and gratifications associated with digital game play, and links these to the pains arising from detention. The results indicate that the distinct characteristics of digital games provide inmates with an additional tool to manage time, interact with fellow inmates, escape the prison walls, experience aesthetic emotions and regain the feeling of being in control of a situation. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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