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The PlayStation dreamworld

Author: Alfie Bown
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity, 2018. ©2018
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 a powerful arena for constructing our desires or else the dreamworld will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfie Bown
ISBN: 9781509518029 1509518029 9781509518036 1509518037 9781509518067 1509518061
OCLC Number: 1012357611
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 143 pages).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Contents Acknowledgements Note on the Games Tutorial: The Pokemon Generation Level 1. From Farming Simulation to Dystopic Wasteland: Gaming and Capitalism Work and Play --
Cultures of Distraction --
Pastoral Dystopia, Apocalyptic Utopia --
No Alternative Level 2. Dreamwork: Cyborgs on the Analyst's Couch Japanese Dreams, American Texts --
The Dreamworld --
Repetitions and the Dromena --
Immersion and Westworld Level 3. Retro Gaming: The Politics of Former and Future Pleasures 90s Rational Gaming --
Virtual/Reality --
Subject, Object, Enjoyment --
Jouissance in the Arcades Bonus Features: How to be a Subversive Gamer Game Index Endnotes.
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 i ek the pervert's guide to videogames. It  Read more...

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