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The Unidentified - Mariz, Rae
Call Number: F MAR
ISBN: 0061802085
Publication Date: 2010
In a futuristic alternative school set in a shopping mall where video game-playing students are observed and used by corporate sponsors for market research, Katey "Kid" Dade struggles to figure out where she fits in and whether she even wants to.

 

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One Good and One Poor Example of Artifact Work

 

Author Rae Mariz On the Web

 

The High Price of Materialsim

 

Games and Education - James Paul Gee

 

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Brand Name Bullies - Bollier, David
Call Number: 346.7304 BOL
ISBN: 0471679275
Publication Date: 2005
Reveals how creativity, innovation, and free expression in American culture are constantly being assaulted by a new breed of corporate bullies, presenting examples of how copyright and trademark owners are using political influence, high-powered attorneys, and intimidation to expand their control over society.

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Buying In:the secret dialogue between what we buy and who we are - Walker, Rob
Call Number: 658.8 WAL
ISBN: 1400063914
Publication Date: 2008
Explores how advertising agencies and marketers have taken advantage of the Internet and other technologies to sell their products to consumers.

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Alter Ego: Digital Avatars and Their Creators - Cooper, Robbie, Julian Dibbell, Tracy Spaight.
Call Number: 004.67 COO
ISBN: 9781905712021
Publication Date: 2007
Individuals from the U.S., Asia, and Europe describe themselves and their online-game and virtual-world avatars; includes side-by-side images of the people and their electronic alter egos.

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For the Win - Doctorow, Cory
Call Number: F DOC
ISBN: 9780765322166
Publication Date: 2010
In the near future, expert online game players around the world unite to stop the abuse of workers in the gaming industry, incurring ruthless opposition from Western corporations, organized crime, and the Chinese authorities.

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Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture - Schor, Juliet
Call Number: 305.23 SCH
ISBN: 068487055X
Publication Date: 2004
The author examines the marketing techniques and strategies in television advertising, movies, and on the Internet that target children and attempt to convince them that the products they see are essential to their social survival.

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