Disruptive conflicts in computopic space : Japanese sf videogames as sources of otherness and radical political imagination

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Disruptive conflicts in computopic space : Japanese sf videogames as sources of otherness and radical political imagination

Title: Disruptive conflicts in computopic space : Japanese sf videogames as sources of otherness and radical political imagination
Author: Roth, Martin Erwin
Publisher: Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-08-27
Keywords: Japanese video games
Science fiction
Imagination
Political philosophy
Expressive potentials
Abstract: Can you imagine a radically different world? In our times dominated by neoliberal capitalism, we seem to lack not only viable alternatives, but also the capacity to envision anything outside of the status quo. In this PhD thesis, I show that videogames can be a potential source of inspiration and stimuli for radical political imagination beyond the known. To do so, I develop a theoretical and methodological framework for the study of videogames as ideational spaces and stimuli to the imagination, and demonstrate the initial claim by applying this framework in an analysis of several Japanese sf games
Description: Promotores: Chris Goto-Jones, Maghiel van Crevel, Co-promotor: Florian Schneider
With summary in Dutch
Citation: Roth, M.E., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Sponsor: NWO Japan Foundation
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/28265
 

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