A Conspiracy of Fishes, or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying About #GamerGate and Embrace Hegemonic Masculinity

  title={A Conspiracy of Fishes, or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying About #GamerGate and Embrace Hegemonic Masculinity},
  author={Shira Chess and A. Shaw},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media},
  pages={208 - 220}
  • Shira Chess, A. Shaw
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
  • Recently, the margins between gaming and feminism have become increasingly contentious (Salter & Blodgett, 2012). This article addresses a cultural moment where masculine gaming culture became aware of and began responding to feminist game scholars by analyzing GamerGate conspiracy documents and social media discussions related to the now infamous “DiGRA fishbowl.” Worries about the opacity of academic practices and a disparaging of feminist knowledge-making practices dominate these documents… CONTINUE READING
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