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Gaming Blackness: The Anthropology of Video Games and Race

ANT 437/AAS 437

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This course is an anthropological and experience-based exploration of video games in a global age. We consider scholarship in Digital Anthropology, Game Studies, and African American Studies to scrutinize the design of games and engage in gameplay, with a particular focus on Black experiences within U.S. and Japanese media. Throughout the course, we probe how video games utilize race, advancing an intersectional approach that accounts for class, gender, and sexuality. To achieve this, attendees of this course will take a mandatory trip to Tokyo, Japan, to better understand how Black culture appears and influences video games.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 10
  • Capacity: 10
  • Class Number: 22604
  • Schedule: W 01:30 PM-04:20 PM