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Feminist War Games?: Mechanisms of War, Feminist Values, and Interventional Games

Feminist War Games?: Mechanisms of War, Feminist Values, and Interventional Games (Hardback)

Edited by Saklofske, Jon
Edited by Arbuckle, Alyssa
Edited by Bath, Jon

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Feminist War Games explores the critical intersections and collisions between feminist values and perceptions of war, by asking whether feminist values can be asserted as interventional approaches to the design, play and analysis of games that focus on armed conflict and economie...s of violence. Focusing on the ways that games, both digital and table-top, can function as narratives, arguments, methods, and instruments of research, the volume demonstrates the impact of computing technologies on our perceptions, ideologies, and actions. Exploring the compatibility between feminist values and systems of war through games is a unique way to pose destabilizing questions, solutions, and approaches; to prototype alternative narratives; and to challenge current idealizations and assumptions. Positing that feminist values can be asserted as a critical method of design, as an ideological design influence, and as a lens that determines how designers and players interact with and within arenas of war, the book addresses the persistence and brutality of war and issues surrounding violence in games, whilst also considering the place and purpose of video games in our cultural moment. Feminist War Games is a timely volume that questions the often-toxic nature of online and gaming cultures. As such, the book will appeal to a broad variety of disciplinary interests, including sociology, education, psychology, literature, history, politics, game studies, digital humanities, media and cultural studies, and gender studies, as well as those interested in playing, or designing, socially-engaged games.
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ISBN 9780367228187
Released AU 2 Dec 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities
Availability
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ISBN-13 9780367228187
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 2 Dec 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Saklofske, Jon
Edited by Arbuckle, Alyssa
Edited by Bath, Jon
Series Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities
Category Cultural Studies
Popular Culture
Feminism
Social Institutions
Armed Conflict
Computer Programming
Computer Games
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 212
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 794.8
Weight 580g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Feminism, Video games - Social aspects, War games - Social aspects, Violence in video games - Social aspects
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text College/higher education

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