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Beyond the sea : navigating BioShock

Author: Felan Parker; Jessica Aldred
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of innovative essays on the iconic, dystopian video game series and its lasting influence.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beyond the sea.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : Mcgill-Queens University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1028881033
Print version:
Beyond the sea.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1028881033
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felan Parker; Jessica Aldred
ISBN: 9780773555556 0773555552 9780773555563 0773555560
OCLC Number: 1059577198
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Beyond the Sea; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; There's Always an Introduction; Part One --
Unity and Metamorphosis: Making and Breaking Family Bonds in Bioshock; 1 Big Daddies and Their Little Sisters: Postfeminist Fatherhood in the Bioshock Series; 2 Big Daddies and Monstrous Mommies: Bioshock's Maternal Abjection, Absence, and Annihilation; 3 Bioshock as the Infinite Parent: Parenting and Play in the Bioshock Series; Part Two --
To Seduce the Ear and Delight the Spirit: Bioshock, Gender, and Sexuality 4 "Look at Me, Boy!": Carnivalesque, Masks, and Queer Performativity in Bioshock5 "Your Life? Your Family? They're a Fairy Tale, Kid": Queering Timelines and Reproduction in Bioshock; 6 Bioshock's Paranoid States: The Gamer within a History of White Male Victimization; Part Three --
The Flesh Becomes Clay: Technology, Humanity, and Embodiment in Bioshock; 7 Bioshock's Little Sisters and a Legacy of Posthuman Agency; 8 What or Who Is behind Rapture? Experimentation, Social Engineering, and Bio-Hacking in Bioshock 2; 9 Decaying Bioshock 2: Videogames, Assemblages, Rot Part Four --
There's Always a City: The Many Histories of Bioshock10 We Take Our Hopes up to the Skies: The Cruel Optimism of Rapture and Columbia; 11 Bioshock Infinite and Against the Day as Intermedia Twins: Exploring the American National Project; 12 Building Broken Worlds: The Alien Franchise, Failed Utopias, and Other Bio-Shocks; Part Five --
All That's Left Is the Choosing: Rethinking Agency in Bioshock and Beyond; 13 Branching Out: Narrative Decision Systems after Bioshock; 14 The Hands of the Other: Media Allegory in Bioshock and The Hands of Orlac 15 Playing Your Role: Bioshock Infinite's Burial at Sea and the Function of the PlayerContributors; Index
Responsibility: edited by Felan Parker and Jessica Aldred.
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