The Meaning and Culture of

The Meaning and Culture of "Grand Theft Auto": Critical Essays

by NateGarrelts (Editor)


Grand Theft Auto is among the most culturally significant video game franchises in history. Popular among adult gamers, the games have become icons for child endangerment, and are frequently cited in political rhetoric directed against exposing violence and indecency to minors. This work, the first academic book to focus exclusively on a single game series, presents essays that examine the complex and popular GTA phenomenon. Part 1 discusses issues of censorship, satire and the intellectual impact of GTA. Part 2 studies how players meaningfully and purposefully play Grand Theft Auto games.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Published: 15 Nov 2006

ISBN 10: 0786428228
ISBN 13: 9780786428229

Author Bio
Nate Garrelts is a professor of English at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.