Digital Elves as a Racial Other in Video Games

  title={Digital Elves as a Racial Other in Video Games},
  author={N. Poor},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  pages={375 - 396}
  • N. Poor
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Games and Culture
  • Elves are a long-standing cultural trope in the West, where they have often represented the other and fears associated with otherness. Elves continue to do the same cultural work today and are a fixture of fantasy settings. Fantasy-based video games portray elves in a variety of ways across a few types of elves (high elves, half-elves, and dark elves), but there are consistencies to their portrayal across such spaces. Given the dearth of work on elves in modern narratives, the cultural work of… CONTINUE READING
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