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dc.contributor.authorBos, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-05T13:42:05Z
dc.date.available2022-01-05T13:42:05Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-07
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626616/FGEO_A_2002846.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationBos, D. (2021). Playful encounters: Games for geopolitical change. Geopolitics, https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2021.2002846en_US
dc.identifier.issn1465-0045
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14650045.2021.2002846
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/626616
dc.description.abstractBringing together literatures on play, (video) games, and alter- (native) geopolitics this paper explores how digital games offer playful encounters that challenge popular understandings of geopolitics. While geographical scholarship has exposed the ways video games promote geopolitical and militaristic cultures, this paper concentrates on the disruptive qualities of play. More specifically, the paper focuses on This War of Mine (2014), a game which fosters playful encounters that encourage the player to reflect on the everyday consequences of conflict in urban spaces and their civilian populations. Drawing on an analysis of player reviews of the game, this paper demonstrates how play shapes imaginaries of the geopolitical context(s) of urban conflict and stimulates players to reflect on their attitudes towards violence. In doing so, the paper critically demonstrates how digital games offer important cultural outlets in encountering alternative understandings of geopolitics.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14650045.2021.2002846en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectgeopoliticsen_US
dc.subjectvideo gamesen_US
dc.titlePlayful Encounters: Games for Geopolitical Changeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1557-3028en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalGeopoliticsen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectN/Aen_US
rioxxterms.versionVoRen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/14650045.2021.2002846en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-11-02
rioxxterms.publicationdate2021-12-07
dc.date.deposited2022-01-05en_US
dc.indentifier.issn1465-0045en_US


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