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Tom Brock Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Tom Brock is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He received his PhD and MA from the University of Durham. Tom teaches on a range of social theory and digital sociology courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests include games, play, digital consumption and social theory. Tom has published articles relevant in game studies and the sociology of consumption, such as ‘Is Computer Gaming a Craft? Prehension, Practice and Puzzle-Solving in Gaming Labour’, ‘Video gaming as Craft Consumption’, and ‘Videogame Consumption: The Apophatic Dimension’.