LIVING IN AN IDEAL WORLD: EXPLORING WHITE SUPREMACY AND COLONIZATION THROUGH THE SIMS 4 NON-WHITE PLAYERS’ EXPERIENCE IN THE SIMS 4 INDONESIA GAME COMMUNITY

MAULIDA INTAN KEMALA SARI, 121211233027 (2016) LIVING IN AN IDEAL WORLD: EXPLORING WHITE SUPREMACY AND COLONIZATION THROUGH THE SIMS 4 NON-WHITE PLAYERS’ EXPERIENCE IN THE SIMS 4 INDONESIA GAME COMMUNITY. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Airlangga.

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Abstract

As popular culture, video games are designed not only to entertain players but also give cultural impact such as introducing ideologies that influence public opinion. The Sims 4 as a simulation video game offers some options for players in choosing and creating sims. This study aims to explore White supremacy and colonization through non-White players’ perception and experiences. Using qualitative method, the writer conducted in-depth interview to The Sims 4 non- White players in The Sims 4 Indonesia online community. The postcolonial approaches such as othering, mimicry, and colorblindness were used as theoretical framework. The result of this study is that non-White players tend to choose White sims. They believe that White is a perfect race and becomes the standard of perfection in the world. To conclude, non-White players use The Sims 4 as the escapism to an ideal world that is related to White supremacy. The colonization experiences in the past have internalized and influenced non-White players in positioning themselves as inferior.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information: KKB KK-2 FS BE 106-16 Sar l
Uncontrolled Keywords: Being colonized, Escapism, The Sims 4, White supremacy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM(1)-1281 Sociology > HM711-806 Groups and organizations > HM756-781 Community
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
Creators:
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MAULIDA INTAN KEMALA SARI, 121211233027UNSPECIFIED
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ContributorTitien Dian Soelistyarini, M.Si.UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: sukartini sukartini
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 00:59
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 00:59
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/56939
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