Ideology And The Virtual City - Jon Bailes (Paperback)

Videogames, Power Fantasies And Neoliberalism

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Ideology and the Virtual City is an exploration of modern society and the critical value of popular culture. It combines a prescient social theory that describes how `neoliberal' ideology in today's societies dominates our economic, political and cultural ideals, with an entertaining exploration of narratives, characters and play structures in some of today's most interesting video games. The book takes readers into a range of simulated urban environments that symbolise the hidden antagonisms of social life and create outlandish resolutions through their power fantasies. Interactive entertainment can help us understand the ways in which people relate to a modern `common sense' neoliberal background, in terms of absorbing assumptions, and questioning them.

Product Details

Barcode
9781789041644
Department
Books
Released
1 Oct 2019
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Jon Bailes
Subtitle
Videogames, Power Fantasies and Neoliberalism
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Zero Books
Language
English
Number of Pages
112
Dimensions
216 x 140mm (216g)

Summary

An exploration of modern society and the critical value of popular culture.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Games & Puzzles
BISAC Subject 1
Games / Video & Electronic
BISAC Subject 2
Political Science / Political Ideologies / General
BIC Classification 1
Computer games / online games: strategy guides
Dewey Classification
794

Author Bio

Jon Bailes is an independent researcher and writer whose work focuses on ideology, neoliberalism and popular culture. He has a PhD in European Studies from University college London. His publications include Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism (Pluto, 2013) (co-authored with Cihan Aksan), plus numerous academic journal essays and online articles. He co-runs stateofnatureblog.com, a website featuring interviews with academics on social and political theory.