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By Robertson Allen

ISBN-10: 0803285299

ISBN-13: 9780803285293

ISBN-10: 1496201914

ISBN-13: 9781496201911

America’s electronic Army is an ethnographic research of the hyperlink among interactive leisure and army energy, drawing on Robertson Allen’s fieldwork observing online game builders, army strategists, U.S. military advertising and marketing organisations, and an array of protection contracting businesses that labored to provide the legit U.S. military online game, America’s Army. Allen uncovers the tools through which gaming applied sciences corresponding to America’s military, with army investment and subject matters, interact in a militarization of yank society that constructs everybody, even nonplayers of video games, as digital squaddies to be had for deployment.

America’s electronic Army examines the army’s wish for “talented” infantrymen in a position to high-tech paintings; ideals approximately America’s enemies as mirrored within the game’s digital fighters; tensions over top practices in army recruiting; and the occasionally overlapping cultures of avid gamers, online game builders, and soldiers.

Allen finds how binary categorizations equivalent to soldier as opposed to civilian, conflict as opposed to video game, paintings as opposed to play, and digital as opposed to genuine develop into blurred—if now not damaged down entirely—through video games and interactive media that mirror the U.S. military’s ludic mind's eye of destiny wars, enemies, and soldiers.

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