POPULAR MUSIC IN THE NOSTALGIA VIDEO GAME: THE WAY IT NEVER SOUNDED

Andra Ivănescu



 

This book looks at the uses of popular music in the newly-redefined category of the nostalgia game, exploring the relationship between video games, popular music, nostalgia, and socio-cultural contexts. History, gender, race, and media all make significant appearances in this interdisciplinary work, as it explores what some of the most critically acclaimed games of the past two decades (including both AAA titles like Fallout and BioShock, and more cult releases like Gone Home and Evoland) tell us about our relationship to our past and our future. Appropriated music is the common thread throughout these chapters, engaging these broader discourses in heterogeneous ways. This volume offers new perspectives on how the intersection between popular music, nostalgia, and video games, can be examined, revealing much about our relationship to the past and our hopes for the future.

 

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9783030042806

2019

176

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2019

176


 

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Authors: #AndraIvănescu

Publishers: #Palgrave (Palgrave)

Languages: #English

Format: #eBook #Hardcover

Accessibility: #EnhancedTypesetting #ScreenReader #TextToSpeech

Year: #Year2019

Genres: #GameStudies #Music


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Games: #Bioshock (Bioshock series) #Evoland (Evoland) #Fallout (Fallout series) #GoneHome (Gone Home)


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