Chickens in Video Games: Archaeology and ethics inform upon complex relationships

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dc.contributor.author Fothergill, B. Tyr en
dc.contributor.author Flick, Catherine en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-22T14:31:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-22T14:31:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Fothergill, B.T. and Flick, C. (2017) Chickens in Video Games: Archaeology and ethics inform upon complex relationships. In: Mol, A.A.A., Ariese-Vandemeulebroucke, C.E., Boom, K.H.J., Politopoulos, A. (Eds.), The Interactive Past: Archaeology, Heritage, and Video Games. Sidestone Press, Leiden, The Netherlands. en
dc.identifier.isbn 9789088904363
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/13134
dc.description.abstract This article describes the results of a qualitative analysis of the presence and portrayals of chickens in video games. It examines the relationships between chickens as digital beings and human players, as well as the context of chickens within different game environments. This study uses archaeological and historical evidence to demonstrate the complexity inherent in human-chicken relationships over time and the tensions between temporally-contingent welfare expectations and those present in video games, as well as highlighting problematic ways in which chickens are depicted. It employs an applied ethics approach to identifying key issues of concern and suggesting alternative ways of portraying and interacting with chickens in video games. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sidestone Press en
dc.subject chickens en
dc.subject video games en
dc.subject archaeology en
dc.subject history en
dc.subject human-animal relationships en
dc.subject ethics en
dc.title Chickens in Video Games: Archaeology and ethics inform upon complex relationships en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder N/A en
dc.projectid N/A en
dc.cclicence N/A en
dc.date.acceptance 2016-11-11 en


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