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The PlayStation dreamworld

Author: Alfie Bown
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2017.
Series: Theory redux
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From mobile phones to consoles, tablets and PCs, we are now a generation of gamers. The PlayStation Dreamworld is--to borrow a phrase from Slavoj Zizek--the pervert's guide to videogames. It argues that we can only understand the world of videogames via Lacanian dream analysis. It also argues that the Left needs to work inside this dreamspace & ndash; a powerful arena for constructing our desires & ndash; or else  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Philosophy
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bown, Alfie.
PlayStation dreamworld.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2017
(DLC) 2017010123
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfie Bown
ISBN: 9781509518067 1509518061
OCLC Number: 1001287830
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Acknowledgments and Note on the Games""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Note on the Games""; ""Dedication""; ""Tutorial: The Pokémon Generation""; ""Credits""; ""Level 1 From Farming Simulation to Dystopic Wasteland: Gaming and Capitalism""; ""Work and Play""; ""Cultures of Distraction""; ""Pastoral Dystopia, Apocalyptic Utopia""; ""No Alternative""; ""Credits""; ""Level 2 Dreamwork: Cyborgs on the Analystâ#x80;#x99;s Couch""; ""Japanese Dreams, American Texts""; ""The Dreamworld""; ""Repetitions and the Dromena""; ""Immersion and Westworld""; ""Credits"" ""Level 3 Retro Gaming: The Politics of Former and Future Pleasures""""Rational Gaming in the 1990s""; ""Virtual/Reality""; ""Subject, Object, Enjoyment""; ""Jouissance in the Arcades""; ""Credits""; ""Bonus Features: How To Be a Subversive Gamer""; ""Credits""; ""Game Index""
Series Title: Theory redux
Responsibility: Alfie Bown.

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From mobile phones to consoles, tablets and PCs, we are now a generation of gamers. The PlayStation Dreamworld is - to borrow a phrase from Slavoj Zizek - the pervert's guide to videogames. It argues  Read more...

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