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    Reinforcing stereotypes and normative ideologies through animated subservience: "How does grand theft auto V perpetuate the dominant ideology of patriarchy through male protagonist game play?"


    Malone, Niamh (2014) Reinforcing stereotypes and normative ideologies through animated subservience: "How does grand theft auto V perpetuate the dominant ideology of patriarchy through male protagonist game play?". Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to identify whether Grand Theft Auto V perpetrates the dominant ideology of patriarchy through male protagonist game play. Analyzing data obtained from 10 semi-structured interviews, findings were transcribed and established according to themes and sub-themes. The literature review examines masculinities and the objectification of women in conjunction with patriarchal and capitalist interconnections. The corporatization and privatization of the gaming industry connects capitalism and patriarchy as they both execute a form of exploitative politics. The difference between fantasy and reality is explored, as moral boundaries are often crossed in Grand Theft Auto V together with aggressive behaviour and sexual imagery as it represents destructive attitudes towards women.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism
    Keywords: Reinforcing stereotypes; normative ideologies; animated subservience; grand theft auto; perpetuate; dominant ideology; patriarchy; male protagonist; game play; MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 12241
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 10:11
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