Book Chapter: Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Feminism

In M. Payne & N. Huntemann (eds.) How to Play Video Games. New York: NYU Press.

Abstract: Kim Kardashian has received much attention for her media empire, including her game, published by Glu Mobile. The game’s premise plays a role in what I characterize as “Feminine Play Style,” an emerging mode of video games that functions through assumptions about an idealized vision of the woman player and her relationship with leisure time.

Shira Chess