University of Arizona Press launches 'Ready Player Juan'

University of Arizona Press launches 'Ready Player Juan'

Nov. 9, 2023

Carlos Gabriel Kelly González's first book debuted on Nov. 14

Ready Player Juan book cover and author headshot

Written for all gaming enthusiasts

Carlos Gabriel Kelly González takes you into the world of Latinx video gaming with Ready Player JuanLatinx Masculinities and Stereotypes in Video Games

“Player Juan” fuses Latinx studies and video game studies to document how Latinx masculinities are portrayed in high-budget action-adventure video games, inviting Latinxs and others to insert their experiences into games made by an industry that fails to see them. 

The book also manifests in video game representations through a discourse of criminality that sets expectations of who and what Latinxs can be and do. 

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Mary Reynolds, UA Press Publicity Manager