Games as cultural practice: postcolonial imaginations

Show simple item record


dc.contributor.committeeChair Check , Dr . Ed en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Fehr , Dr . Dennis en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Tedeschi , Carla , MFA en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Summers , Dr . Peter en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Schneider , Dr . Andreas en_US
dc.degree.department Fine Arts (Art ) en_US
dc.degree.discipline Fine Arts (Art ) en_US
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University en_US
dc.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph .D . en_US
dc.rights.availability unrestricted en_US
dc.creator Ortega -Grimaldo , Francisco en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -06 -06T20 :48 :58Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -18T21 :43 :57Z en_US
dc.date.available 2014 -06 -06T20 :48 :58Z
dc.date.issued 2008 -08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16807 en_US
dc.description.abstract By creating three board games based on the political frontier between México and the United States , I attempt to promote discourse and interest among 26 participating players about the reality of the border . I also present an alternative perception to that which has been created by sensationalist media , chismes , and indifference . Critical theories like postcolonialism (e .g . , Fanon , 1963 ) , feminism (e .g . , Saldívar -Hull , 2000 ) , play theory (e .g . , Pellegrini , 1995 ) , subaltern studies (e .g . , Sandoval , 2000 ) , and autobiographical memory (e .g . , Bluck , 2003 ) play an important role in my exploration of this border , and are relevant to the design of the games employed as the medium for interpersonal interaction . Players answered questionnaires before their game experiences and participated in a group interview after playing the games . Games sessions were also videotaped . A follow up in the form of an e -mail questionnaire was sent to collaborating players . Ultimately , my analysis revealed that board games serve as effective tools to inform , promote discourse , and create interest among people in relation to the social topics presented . en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas Tech University en_US
dc.subject Subaltern Studies en_US
dc.subject Postcolonialism en_US
dc.subject Play Theory en_US
dc.subject Social Studies en_US
dc.title Games as cultural practice : postcolonial imaginations en_US
dc.type Electronic Dissertation en_US

Citation

Games as cultural practice: postcolonial imaginations. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16807 .

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace

Advanced Search

Browse