By Robertson Allen
America’s electronic Army is an ethnographic learn of the hyperlink among interactive leisure and army strength, drawing on Robertson Allen’s fieldwork observing game builders, army strategists, U.S. military advertising companies, and an array of safety contracting businesses that labored to provide the reliable U.S. military game, America’s Army. Allen uncovers the equipment wherein gaming applied sciences reminiscent of America’s military, with army investment and subject matters, have interaction in a militarization of yankee society that constructs every body, even nonplayers of video games, as digital squaddies on hand 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 opponents; 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 resembling soldier as opposed to civilian, struggle as opposed to video game, paintings as opposed to play, and digital as opposed to actual turn 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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America's Digital Army: Games at Work and War (Anthropology of Contemporary North America) by Robertson Allen