Episode 158: The Two Jaakko Problem: The Problem of Representation in Game Studies
This week we chat about the perils and pitfalls of having a particular history of a the field of game studies laid out in a journal special issue when there is an apparent lack of diversity, disciplinary representation, and more. The title “The Two Jaakko Problem” does not come from the fact that we have a problem with Finnish dudes named Jaakko, but rather that we see the limitations of having a number of scholars with similar demographics while having none that represent others.
Links of Note:
NYMG Call for Submissions
What We’re Playing:
- Conan Exiles
- Mario + Rabbids
- Make Hexa
What We’re Reading
- Getting Gamers by Jamie Madigan
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
What We’re Drinking
- Bourbon and Sour
- Grapefruit vodka and La Croix
- Vodka and Crystal Light
N.B. Podcast image created from a Wordle of all of the journal issue’s articles. Compiled by Alex Layne.