Getting a life argues that geek culture is a name for a set of social practices oriented to media such as comic books games and cult genres like science fiction and fantasy over the years media especially whatever media happen to be new media at the time have been blamed for isolating people replacing active engagement with our . Can someone geek out over geekery itself benjamin woo an assistant professor of communication and media studies at carleton university provides a strong case for it in getting a life the social worlds of geek culture woos book is an entertaining and informative if esoteric romp through contemporary social. Getting a life the social worlds of geek culture considers the real people who have invested time and resources to make geek culture what it is drawing on fieldwork in comic book shops game stores and conventions and interviews with participants in these subcultures woo shows how geek culture is a set of interconnected social practices . Home world view social sciences cultures traditions how does culture influence lives culture influences individuals lives in many ways including shaping where they want to live their views on education their accents what books they read what music they listen to and other considerations
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