The imagined communities of Overwatch : democratization of US/Russian cross-cultural communication

dc.contributor.advisorRedei, Lorinc
dc.creatorAdler, Molly Louise
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-7328-3051
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-14T18:49:53Z
dc.date.available2019-11-14T18:49:53Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-05-22
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.date.updated2019-11-14T18:49:53Z
dc.description.abstractBegun in 2016, the Overwatch World Cup brings together the best players form across the globe to fight for national pride and the glory of the game. Massive Multiplayer Online games (MMOs) create a new type of space for communities to develop. However, the two communities formed have differing levels of national identity ‘activation.’ With the worsening relationship between Russia and the United States, these spaces could prove to be a new method of cross-cultural communication that could allow Russians and Americans to interact in an unprecedented way
dc.description.departmentRussian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
dc.description.departmentGlobal Policy Studies
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/78401
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/5488
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectRussia
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectMMOs
dc.subjectOverwatch
dc.subjectDigital communities
dc.titleThe imagined communities of Overwatch : democratization of US/Russian cross-cultural communication
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentRussian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
thesis.degree.departmentGlobal Policy Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineRussian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineGlobal Policy Studies
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Global Policy Studies

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