The Post-9/11 Video Game: A Critical Examination

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The Post-9/11 Video Game: A Critical Examination

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This critical study of video games since 9/11 shows how a distinct genre emerged following the terrorist attacks and their aftermath. Comparisons of pre- and post-9/11 titles of popular game franchises--Call of Duty, Battlefield, Medal of Honor, Grand Theft Auto and Syphon Filter--reveal reshaped notions of identity, urban and suburban spaces and the citizen's role as both a producer and consumer of culture: New York represents America; the mall embodies American values; zombies symbolize foreign invasion. By revisiting a national trauma, these games offer a therapeutic solution to the geopolitical upheaval of 9/11 and, along with film and television, help redefine American identity and masculinity in a time of conflict. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

0786499028

Publication Date

3-2017

Publisher

McFarland

City

Jefferson, North Carolina

Disciplines

Critical and Cultural Studies | Digital Humanities | Film and Media Studies

The Post-9/11 Video Game: A Critical Examination

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