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Intervention for inclusivity : gender politics and indie game development

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posted on 24.04.2014, 12:02 by Alison Harvey, Stephanie Fisher
In this paper, we investigate the interplay between independence as a rhetoric, principles of feminist interventionist work, and different models for creating a more inclusive industry. Through clashing understandings of the needs of aspiring game developers, indie culture can serve to reify dominant narratives of the mainstream industry, including discourses that hinder female participation therein. However, there are successful models in which we can observe other, more inclusive, modes of welcoming previously marginalized and excluded groups, which can be taken up in other contexts for diversifying local indie game development.

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Loading... Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association, 2013, 7 (11), pp. 25-40

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/Department of Media and Communication

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VoR (Version of Record)

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Publisher

Canadian Game Studies Association

issn

1923-2691

Copyright date

2013

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24/04/2014

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http://journals.sfu.ca/loading/index.php/loading/article/view/118

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Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access policy

Language

en