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The Resource Dangerous games : what the moral panic over role-playing games says about play, religion, and imagined worlds, Joseph P. Laycock

Dangerous games : what the moral panic over role-playing games says about play, religion, and imagined worlds, Joseph P. Laycock

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Dangerous games : what the moral panic over role-playing games says about play, religion, and imagined worlds
Title
Dangerous games
Title remainder
what the moral panic over role-playing games says about play, religion, and imagined worlds
Statement of responsibility
Joseph P. Laycock
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included the Christian Right, psychologists, and law enforcement claimed these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game. Dangerous Games explores both the history and the sociological significance of this panic"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
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1980-
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Laycock, Joseph
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.6
LC item number
.L395 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fantasy games
  • Role playing
  • Dungeons and Dragons (Game)
  • GAMES / Role Playing & Fantasy
  • Computerspellen
  • Occultisme
Label
Dangerous games : what the moral panic over role-playing games says about play, religion, and imagined worlds, Joseph P. Laycock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Preface. "You Worship Gods from Books!"; Introduction. Fantasy and Reality; PART I. THE HISTORY OF THE PANIC; 1. The Birth of Fantasy Role-Playing Games; 2. Dungeons & Dragons as Religious Phenomenon; 3. Pathways into Madness: 1979-1982; 4. Satanic Panic: 1982-1991; 5. A World of Darkness: 1991-2001; PART II. INTERPRETING THE PANIC; 6. How Role-Playing Games Create Meaning; 7. How the Imagination Became Dangerous; 8. Rival Fantasies; Conclusion. Walking between Worlds; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
889729004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780520284920
Lccn
2014030653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)889729004
Label
Dangerous games : what the moral panic over role-playing games says about play, religion, and imagined worlds, Joseph P. Laycock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Preface. "You Worship Gods from Books!"; Introduction. Fantasy and Reality; PART I. THE HISTORY OF THE PANIC; 1. The Birth of Fantasy Role-Playing Games; 2. Dungeons & Dragons as Religious Phenomenon; 3. Pathways into Madness: 1979-1982; 4. Satanic Panic: 1982-1991; 5. A World of Darkness: 1991-2001; PART II. INTERPRETING THE PANIC; 6. How Role-Playing Games Create Meaning; 7. How the Imagination Became Dangerous; 8. Rival Fantasies; Conclusion. Walking between Worlds; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
889729004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780520284920
Lccn
2014030653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)889729004

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