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Bright bricks, dark play: On the impossibility of studying LEGO (2014)
Book Chapter
Giddings, S. (2014). Bright bricks, dark play: On the impossibility of studying LEGO. In M. J. Wolf (Ed.), LEGO Studies: Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon. New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315858012

It is generally recognized that the pleasures of LEGO do not end once the instructions in a particular set have been followed and the model depicted on the box is accurately realized. Generations of children have —just as the manufacturers intended—... Read More about Bright bricks, dark play: On the impossibility of studying LEGO.

Gameworlds: Virtual Media and Children's Everyday Play (2014)
Book
Giddings, S. (2014). Gameworlds: Virtual Media and Children's Everyday Play. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781501300233

This book is about play with, in, and around, digital media in everyday life. Building on detailed case studies it explores the nature of play in the virtual worlds of video games and how this play relates to, and crosses over into, everyday play in... Read More about Gameworlds: Virtual Media and Children's Everyday Play.