Games as cultural practice: postcolonial imaginations

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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 Fine Arts (Art ) en_US Fine Arts (Art ) en_US Texas Tech University en_US Doctoral en_US Ph .D . en_US
dc.rights.availability unrestricted en_US
dc.creator Ortega -Grimaldo , Francisco en_US 2014 -06 -06T20 :48 :58Z 2011 -02 -18T21 :43 :57Z en_US 2014 -06 -06T20 :48 :58Z 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


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

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