PLAYING THE PAST: HISTORY AND NOSTALGIA IN VIDEO GAMES

Zach Whalen, Laurie N. Taylor, Sean Fenty, Natasha Whiteman, Matthew Thomas Payne, Wm. Ruffin Baily, Terry Harpold, Sheila C. Murphy, Andrew E. Jankowich, Thomas E. Gersic, Anna Reading, Colin Harvey, James Campbell, Scott Magelssen, Tracy Fullerton, Robert P. Fletcher



 

Playing the Past brings together a group of interdisciplinary scholars to examine the complementary notions of history and nostalgia as they are expressed through video games and in gaming culture. The scope of these related concepts moves from the personal to the cultural, and essays in this collection address video game nostalgia as both an individual and societal phenomenon, connecting the fond memories many of us have of classic gaming to contemporary representations of historical periods and events in video games. From Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders to Call of Duty and JFK: Reloaded, the games many of us have played since childhood inform how we see the world today, and the games we make and play today help us communicate ideas about real world history. By focusing on specific games, historical periods and media ecologies, these essays collectively take an in depth look at the related topics of nostalgia for classic gaming, gaming and histories of other media, and representations of real history in video games.

 

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English

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9780826516015

2008

296

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9780826516008

2008

296

 

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Authors: #AndrewEJankowich #AnnaReading #ColinHarvey #JamesCampbell #LaurieNTaylor #MatthewThomasPayne #NatashaWhiteman #RobertPFletcher #ScottMagelssen #SeanFenty #SheilaCMurphy #TerryHarpold #ThomasEGersic #TracyFullerton #WmRuffinBaily #ZachWhalen

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