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Postcolonial Threads in GUX: a Conversation
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, Informatics Research Environment. (GAME)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1458-8557
Aurora Punks, Sweden.
2022 (English)In: What Happens When We Play: A Critical Approach to Games User Experience Design & Education / [ed] Rebecca Rouse; Björn Berg Marklund; Anna-Sofia Alklind Taylor, Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press, 2022, 1, p. 67-81Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Videogames have a long, and complex, relationship with “non-Western” countries. Game narratives and ludic symbols are fraught with implicit, or explicit, imperialist history and ideologies. In some games, such as Sid Meier’s Colonization, the connection is fairly obvious. But a game doesn’t have to be about colonization to present a colonialist narrative. Souvik Mukherjee is a game researcher at the front of a growing discussion on this topic. In his work, he analyses games from different perspective (media analysis, philosophy, and sociology) to present a holistic understanding of the way games represent, and constructs, different cultures, people, political systems, ethics, and societal issues. This chapter is an edited transcript of an interview with Souvik, where we talked about everything from his academic work, to how he modded Age of Empires in his childhood.

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Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press, 2022, 1. p. 67-81
Keywords [en]
postcolonialism, western game development, orientalism
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Media Studies Ethnology History of Ideas
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GAME Research Group
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-22439ISBN: 978-1-387-44165-5 (print)ISBN: 978-1-387-43483-1 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-22439DiVA, id: diva2:1752192
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Carnegie Mellon ETC Press

Available from: 2023-04-21 Created: 2023-04-21 Last updated: 2023-08-21Bibliographically approved

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