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Bodies in Pokémon Go

[Tela v Pokémon Go]

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31857/S000523100002451-0

Type of publication: Research Article

Submitted: 16.03.2018

Accepted: 03.07.2018

About author(s)

Elena K. Sokolova | http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4884-5446 | elena.k.sokolova@gmail.com | Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (32a Leninsky prospekt, Moscow, 119991, Russia)


Pokémon Go, mobile games, geolocation games, augmented reality, hybride reality, body


The article explores bodies in Pokémon Go, a mobile geolocation game with augmented reality. The game immediately gained popularity among a broad audience worldwide, while researchers got an opportunity to leave laboratories and study the practice of augmented reality in the field. The empirical material examines the bodily-sensory experience of the game, which becomes the point of assembly of the player’s “realities”, which can be visible or invisible to outside observers.


Sokolova, E.K. 2018. Tela v Pokémon Go [Bodies in Pokémon Go]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 37-53. https://doi.org/10.31857/S000523100002451-0

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