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Modelling systemic racism: mobilising the dynamics of race and games in everyday racism

Fordyce, Robbie, Neale, Timothy and Apperley, Tom 2016, Modelling systemic racism: mobilising the dynamics of race and games in everyday racism, Fibreculture journal, no. 27: Networked war/ conflict, pp. 1-1, doi: 10.15307/fcj.27.199.2016.

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Title Modelling systemic racism: mobilising the dynamics of race and games in everyday racism
Author(s) Fordyce, Robbie
Neale, TimothyORCID iD for Neale, Timothy orcid.org/0000-0003-4703-5801
Apperley, Tom
Journal name Fibreculture journal
Issue number 27: Networked war/ conflict
Article ID FCJ-199
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher Fibreculture Journal Incorporated
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2016-03-08
ISSN 1449-1443
Summary This article is concerned with attempts to pose videogames as solutions to systemic racism. The mobile app, Everyday Racism, is one such game. Its method is to directly address players as subjects of racism interpellating them as victims of racist language and behaviour within Australian society, implicating the impact of racism on mental health and wellbeing. While the game has politically laudable goals, its effectiveness is undermined by several issues themselves attributable to the dynamics of race and games. This paper will spell out those issues by addressing three separate facets of the game: the problematic relationship between the player and their elected avatar; the pedagogic compromises that are made in modelling racism as a game; finally, the superliminal narrative that attempts to transcend the limited diegetic world of the game.
Language eng
DOI 10.15307/fcj.27.199.2016
Field of Research 200211 Postcolonial Studies
1902 Film, Television And Digital Media
2001 Communication And Media Studies
2002 Cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088939

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