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Title: On Safari In The Gaming Lounge
Contributor(s): O'Sullivan, Jane (author)
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: This creative nonfiction piece presents a first-person account of my research-driven encounter with African Safari-themed poker machines, or 'slots'. In essence, the piece seeks to characterise and analyse the animal iconography, and associated 'valuing' of the animals within the poker machines narratives, and to convey a sense of the context of The Gaming Lounge, and the players who inhabit that space. What emerges is insight into the function of these poker machine narratives as popular cultural texts contributing to the construction of non-human animals as commodities, and quite explicitly rendering them as capital.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture (30), p. 114-117
Publisher: Antennae Project
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1756-9575
Field of Research (FOR): 200212 Screen and Media Culture
190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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