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Diversifying Barbie And Mortal Kombat Intersectional Perspectives And Inclusive Designs In Gaming

Author : Yasmin B. Kafai
ISBN : 9781365830266
Genre : Education
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In Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat, the third edited volume in the series that includes From Barbie to Mortal Kombat and Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat, we expand the discussions on gender, race, and sexuality in gaming. We include intersectional perspectives on the experiences of diverse players, non-players and designers and promote inclusive designs for broadening access and participation in gaming, design and development. Contributors from media studies, gender studies, game studies, educational design, learning sciences, computer science, and game development examine who plays, how they play, where and what they play, why they play (or choose not to play), and with whom they play. This volume further explores how we can diversify access, participation and design for more inclusive play and learning.
Category: Education

Top Productivity Through Software Reuse

Author : Klaus Schmid
ISBN : 9783642213472
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Software Reuse, ICSR 2011, held in Pohang, South Korea, in June 2011. The 16 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 43 submissions. They are presented together with one keynote, three workshop papers, a doctoral symposium report and two tutorials. Topics of interest are domain analysis and modeling; asset search and retrieval; architecture-centric approaches to reuse; component-based reuse; COTS-based development; generator-based techniques; domain-specific languages; testing in the context of software reuse; aspect-oriented techniques; model-driven development; reuse of non-code artifacts; reengineering for reuse; software product line techniques; quality-aspects of reuse; economic models of reuse; benefit and risk analysis, scoping; legal and managerial aspects of reuse; transition to software reuse; industrial experience with reuse; light-weight approaches; software evolution and reuse.
Category: Computers

Social Games And Identity In The Higher Education Workplace

Author : Michelle Addison
ISBN : 9781137518033
Genre : Social Science
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We all play games at work – but have you ever wondered how your identity becomes bound up with game playing? This book is about employees in the Higher Education workplace and it provides an interpretation of why people act the way they do at work as an expression of game playing. It offers an insight into how people try to adapt and fit in at work by looking at how value is attached to certain identities through the lens of class and gender. The figure of the 'chav', the 'emotional woman', 'The Grafter', and 'Mrs. Bucket', are explored in detail as representations of what kinds of people are permitted, or not, to fit in at work. These identities are topical, and may even be familiar to readers, but the author’s analysis of them challenges why they exist, what function these identities serve at work, and who is able to deploy and inscribe them as part of the games people play at work.
Category: Social Science

Pediatric Skills For Occupational Therapy Assistants E Book

Author : Jean W. Solomon
ISBN : 9780323291637
Genre : Medical
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Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices. Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted Clinical Pearls boxes. Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat. Incorporates prevention as a role OTA’s have in addition to intervention and treatment. Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Prepares you for the information you’re expected to learn from the chapter with key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Helps you assess and evaluate what you’ve learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text. UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions. UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areas such as community systems. UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS). Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.
Category: Medical

Knowing Which End Is Up

Author : Diane Slonecker
ISBN : 9781597817271
Genre : Religion
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As it reveals and examines the natural quest of the human heart, Slonecker's work will stimulate, comfort, and encourage readers with its creative text and illustrations. (Biblical Studies)
Category: Religion

Playing With Religion In Digital Games

Author : Heidi A. Campbell
ISBN : 9780253012630
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 82.63 MB
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Shaman, paragon, God-mode: modern video games are heavily coded with religious undertones. From the Shinto-inspired Japanese video game Okami to the internationally popular The Legend of Zelda and Halo, many video games rely on religious themes and symbols to drive the narrative and frame the storyline. Playing with Religion in Digital Games explores the increasingly complex relationship between gaming and global religious practices. For example, how does religion help organize the communities in MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft? What role has censorship played in localizing games like Actraiser in the western world? How do evangelical Christians react to violence, gore, and sexuality in some of the most popular games such as Mass Effect or Grand Theft Auto? With contributions by scholars and gamers from all over the world, this collection offers a unique perspective to the intersections of religion and the virtual world.
Category: Performing Arts

I Am The Water Bucket

Author : Grady Jim Robinson
ISBN : 9781481751964
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 39.72 MB
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After reading the latest biography of baseball legend Mickey Mantle, the authors hero, he was stunned to realize that his own life had, in his later years turned out much like Hall of Famer Mantle; a life of deep regret, guilt, depression and alcoholism. Robinson immediately recognized a series of similarities in their childhood experiences, especially with their respective relationships with their fathers. Robinson decided to journey to Commerce, Oklahoma on a kind of pilgrimage to the childhood home of the baseball legend and see if he could find some insights about his own life. The journey opened up painful questions about his relationship with his football coach father and led him to further investigation of the father/son issues of some of his favorite authors such as Hemingway, Faulkner, McMurtry, Salinger and James Joyce. The pilgrimage ended in a visit to the grave of his father and served to reset his life back on course. He has written with pain, humor, honesty and insight about his "Salvation Through Mickey Mantle."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

One Hundred And One Drama Games For Children

Author : Paul Rooyackers
ISBN : 0897932110
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world around them. They can use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, in creating masks and costumes, and much more. Drama games allow children to get more in touch with themselves and what they want to be, and are a delightful way to discover the freedom, creativity, and expression of acting- and living. The SmartFunActivity series encourage imagination, social interaction, and self-expression in children. To make the books easy to use, games are marked according to appropriate age levels, length of play time, and group size, using helpful icons. Most games are non-competitive and none require special skills or training. The series is widely used in homes, schools, daycare centers, clubs, and summer camp.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Essential Guide To Flash Games

Author : Jeff Fulton
ISBN : 9781430226154
Genre : Computers
File Size : 70.12 MB
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The Essential Guide to Flash Games is a unique tool for Flash game developers. Rather than focusing on a bunch of low-level how-to material, this book dives straight into building games. The book is divided into specific game genre projects, covering everything from old classics such as a Missile Command-style game, to hot new genres such as retro evolved. The chapters build in complexity through the book, and new tools are introduced along the way that can be reused for other games. The game projects covered start simple and increase in complexity as more and more tools are added to your tool chest. Ten full game projects are discussed in detail. Each solves a very different game development problem and builds on the knowledge gained from the previous project. Many advanced game development techniques are covered, including particle systems, advanced controls, artificial intelligence, blitting, scrolling, and more.
Category: Computers

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Baby Brain Games

Author : Jennifer Lawler
ISBN : 9781101217139
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 58.69 MB
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Play that stimulates young minds. Play is the language that babies know best. Here, readers will find over 300 games to play with infants from one week to eighteen months old. Divided into games that stimulate cognitive, language, emotional, and social development, this book will delight parents and babies as it helps foster mental and physical growth. * Written by an internationally recognized authority on brain games for babies * No other book on infant play has as many games or is as effective in linking games with their mental and physical health benefits * Focused on helping parents teach their babies how to learn, rather than pushing them beyond their developmental level
Category: Family & Relationships