Digital Elves as a Racial Other in Video Games

@article{Poor2012DigitalEA,
  title={Digital Elves as a Racial Other in Video Games},
  author={Nathaniel D. Poor},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  year={2012},
  volume={7},
  pages={375 - 396}
}
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… 

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