Videogames and Postcolonialism: Empire Plays Back by Souvik Mukherjee

By Souvik Mukherjee

This e-book specializes in the just about fullyyt ignored remedy of empire and colonialism in videogames. From its inception within the nineties, video game experiences has refrained from those matters regardless of the early approval for videogame franchises reminiscent of Civilization and Age of Empire. This booklet examines the advanced ways that a few videogames build conceptions of spatiality, political platforms, ethics and society which are frequently deeply imbued with colonialism.  Moving past questions bearing on eu and American gaming cultures, this ebook addresses matters that relate to a world viewers – together with, in particular, the thousands who play videogames within the previously colonised nations, looking to make a well timed intervention via making a greater understanding of world cultural concerns in videogame examine. Addressing a big hole in video game reports study, this booklet will hook up with discourses of post-colonial thought at huge and thereby, supply one other entry-point for this new medium of electronic conversation into better Humanities discourses.

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