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On video games : the visual politics of race, gender and space

Author: Soraya Murray
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2018. ©2018
Series: International library of visual culture, 27.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today over half of all American households own a dedicated game console and gaming industry profits trump those of the film industry worldwide. In this book, Soraya Murray moves past the technical discussions of games and offers a fresh and incisive look at their cultural dimensions. She critically explores blockbusters likeThe Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid, Spec Ops: The Line, Tomb Raider and Assassin's Creed to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Soraya Murray
ISBN: 9781784537418 1784537411 9781786722508 178672250X
OCLC Number: 1015677776
Description: xv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: is the 'culture' in game culture the 'culture' of cultural studies? --
Poetics of form and politics of identity: or, games as cultural palimsests --
Aesthetics of ambivalence and whiteness in crisis --
The landscapes of games as ideology --
The world is a ghetto: imaging the global metropolis in playable representation.
Series Title: International library of visual culture, 27.
Responsibility: Soraya Murray.

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Video games are a defining part of mass visual culture.  Read more...
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"An engaging analysis and an entirely unique contribution to video game and media studies."--Jennifer Jenson, York University, Canada

 
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