Bridal Greetings: A Marriage Gift - A reprint of an 1852 etiquette guide in which the mutual duties of husband and wife, advice for their marital relationship and domestic management are described and explained. by Rev. Daniel Wise. "Marriage is the mother of the world, and preserves kingdoms, and fills cities, and churches, and heaven itself." Contents include: Cautions, Avoiding First Quarrel, Religion, Relationships with Relatives and Friends, Home and Its Arrangements, Making Home Happy, Conformity to Circumstances, and Dealing with Domestic Servants.
In this timely new book, Christopher Paul analyzes how the words we use to talk about video games and the structures that are produced within games shape a particular way of gaming by focusing on how games create meaning, lead to identification and division, persuade, and circulate ideas. Paul examines the broader social discourse about gaming, including: the way players are socialized into games; the impact of the lingering association of video games as kid's toys; the dynamics within specific games (including Grand Theft Auto and EA Sports Games); and the ways in which players participate in shaping the discourse of games, demonstrated through examples like the reward system of World of Warcraft and the development of theorycraft. Overall, this book illustrates how video games are shaped by words, design and play; all of which are negotiated, ongoing practices among the designers, players, and society that construct the discourse of video games.
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