Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Families at PlayConnecting and Learning through Video Games$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Gee

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037464

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037464.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 30 June 2022

Strengthening Family Relations

Strengthening Family Relations

(p.25) 2 Strengthening Family Relations
Families at Play

Sinem Siyahhan

Elisabeth Gee

The MIT Press

In this chapter, we discuss how video games promote family connection and communication, similar to other digital media technologies such as Skype and Facebook. Although video games are not intentionally designed to connect people, they provide a context for shared experiences that facilitate a sense of closeness and togetherness. The family shared experiences often organized around individual and family interests in video gaming and other topics. We provide examples of five families with diverse backgrounds to show the different ways family members build and sustain connections across generations and various aspects of their lives.

Keywords:   Interested-driven learning, intergenerational connections, shared family interest, family interactions around video games

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.