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Decolonizing game literacy

De Paula, B; (2021) Decolonizing game literacy. In: Robinson, PA and Williams, KV and Stojanovic, M, (eds.) Global citizenship for adult education: Advancing critical literacies for equity and social justice. (pp. 325-333). Routledge: London, UK. Green open access

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In the last decades, digital games have moved from niche to mainstream. As more people play, talk about, and engage with these artifacts, they have become an important part of contemporary cultures, giving rise to game literacy—the set of skills needed to meaningfully engage with video games. While the potentials of game literacy have, to some extent, been already discussed in the literature, we have not adequately discussed the need for a game literacy that problematizes the sociocultural dimensions of gaming, including the hegemonic, exclusionary rationales implicitly disseminated through mainstream gaming. In this chapter, I outline a decolonial model for game literacy, remarking how the reflection about the gaming circuits of production and dissemination should be part of any initiative that aims at dealing with critical and creative competences towards gaming, and how these are crucial for any citizen in contemporary societies.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Decolonizing game literacy
ISBN: 0367505878
ISBN-13: 9780367505875
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.432...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: game literacy, videogames, decoloniality, culture
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10127864
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