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BEING DRAGONBORN: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM

Alicia McKenzie, Andrew A. Todd, Brent Kice, C. Anne Engert, D’An Knowles Ball, Joshua Call, Liamog S. Drislane, Marc A. Ouellette, Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Mike Piero, Misha Grifka Wander, Sarah Stang, Stephen M. Llano, Thomas Lecaque, Tony Perrello, Trevor B. Williams, Wendi Sierra



 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the bestselling and most influential video games of the past decade. From the return of world-threatening dragons to an ongoing civil war, the province of Skyrim is rich with adventure, lore, magic, history, and stunning vistas. Beyond its visual spectacle alone, Skyrim is an exemplary gameworld that reproduces out-of-game realities, controversies, and histories for its players. Being Dragonborn, then, comes to signify a host of ethical and ideological choices for the player, both inside and outside the gameworld. These essays show how playing Skyrim, in many ways, is akin to “playing” 21st century America with its various crises, conflicts, divisions, and inequalities. Topics covered include racial inequality and white supremacy, gender construction and misogyny, the politics of modding, rhetorics of gameplay, and narrative features.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback


9781476677842

2021

236

English

eBook


9781476643564

2021

236

 

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Publishers: #McFarland (McFarland)

Languages: #English

Accessibility: N/A

Year: #Year2021


Companies:

#Bethesda (Bethesda Softworks)


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Games: #TheElderScrolls (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)


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#StudiesInGaming (Studies in Gaming)

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