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Aarsand, Pål
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Aarsand, P. (2012). The Ordinary Player: Teenagers talk about digital games. Journal of Youth Studies, 15(8), 961-977
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Youth Studies, ISSN 1367-6261, E-ISSN 1469-9680, Vol. 15, no 8, p. 961-977Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Youth, gaming, identity, discourse analysis
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-190889 (URN)
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Evaldsson, A.-C. & Aarsand, P. (2011). Den fria lekens möjligheter och begränsningar: Barns kompetenser i vardaglig fritidshemspraktik. In: Anna Klerfelt & Björn Haglund (Ed.), Fritidspedagogik  : Fritidshemmets teorier och praktiker. Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den fria lekens möjligheter och begränsningar: Barns kompetenser i vardaglig fritidshemspraktik
2011 (Swedish)In: Fritidspedagogik  : Fritidshemmets teorier och praktiker / [ed] Anna Klerfelt & Björn Haglund, Stockholm: Liber, 2011Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2011
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-190178 (URN)978-91-47-10093-4 (ISBN)
Projects
LINT
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationSwedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-01-07 Created: 2013-01-07 Last updated: 2013-01-08Bibliographically approved
Aarsand, P. (2011). Parenting and digital games: On children’s game play in US families. Journal of Children and Media, 5(3), 318-333
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parenting and digital games: On children’s game play in US families
2011 (English)In: Journal of Children and Media, ISSN 1748-2798, E-ISSN 1748-2801, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 318-333Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on parenting and children's game play. The study is based on an ethnographic study of 32 American middle-class families and takes a discourse analytic approach. Earlier research has argued that parenting styles are dependent on social class, ethnicity, and gender. The present data reveal considerable diversity in how middle-class parents deal with game play, which is currently one of the most common child and youth leisure activities. This diversity is seen across stances taken within the same interview and across interviews. It is argued that differences in middle-class families' parenting styles are related to their view of the child and their stance on game technology. In addition, talk about parenting reveals parents' construction of good and bad parenting, where they see themselves as belonging to the former category.

Keywords
digital games, parenting, rules, discourse analysis
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163122 (URN)10.1080/17482798.2011.584382 (DOI)
Available from: 2011-12-08 Created: 2011-12-08 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Hernwall, P., Tingstad, V. & Aarsand, P. (2010). Introduction special issue [Review]. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 4(1), 2-6
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2010 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, ISSN 1891-943X, E-ISSN 1891-943X, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 2-6Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Keywords
digital media, children's perspective, digital literacy
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-131642 (URN)
Available from: 2010-10-06 Created: 2010-10-06 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Aarsand, P. (2010). Young Boys Playing Digital Games: From console to the playground. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 4(1), 38-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Young Boys Playing Digital Games: From console to the playground
2010 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, ISSN 1891-943X, E-ISSN 1891-943X, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 38-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article studies how digital games are part of the everyday lives of Swedish 6 to 7-year-old boys. The data consist of video recordings from two schools, two after-school centres and four homes. The focus is on how children engage in, organize and use digital games in face-to-face interaction. It is argued that digital game competence matters not only in front of the screen, but also in the playground. In addition, it is argued that what counts as game competence is negotiated in the peer group.

Keywords
play, game play, digital competence, peers, boys
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-131641 (URN)
Projects
LINT
Available from: 2010-10-06 Created: 2010-10-06 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Aarsand, P. A. & Aronsson, K. (2009). Computer gaming and territorial negotiations in family life. Childhood, 16(4), 497-517
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Computer gaming and territorial negotiations in family life
2009 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 497-517Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines territorial negotiations concerning gaming, drawing on video recordings of gaming practices in middle-class families. It explores how private vs public gaming space was co-construed by children and parents in front of the screen as well as through conversations about games. Game equipment was generally located in public places in the homes, which can be understood in terms of parents' surveillance of their children, on the one hand, and actual parental involvement, on the other. Gaming space emerged in the interplay between game location, technology and practices, which blurred any fixed boundaries between public and private, place and space, as well as traditional age hierarchies.

Keywords
space, place, digital games, negotiations, involved parenthood
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-87278 (URN)10.1177/0907568209343879 (DOI)000271910900005 ()
Projects
Everyday life of working families in Italy, Sweden and the US
Available from: 2008-10-09 Created: 2008-10-09 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Sparrman, A. & Aarsand, P. (2009). Towards a critical approach on children and media. Journal of Children and Media, 3(3), 304-308
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a critical approach on children and media
2009 (English)In: Journal of Children and Media, ISSN 1748-2798, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 304-308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Critical child studies, discourse analysis, media, childrens perspective
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-108021 (URN)10.1080/17482790902999991 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-09-03 Created: 2009-09-03 Last updated: 2009-10-06Bibliographically approved
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