Torill Mortensen interviews Shira Chess about her latest book, Play Like a Feminist. Their wide-ranging discussion takes us through the core themes of the book and beyond, including women's leisure, the role of games and play in feminism and vice versa, transgressive play, feminist protest, and the potential of gaming circles.
Why do we study games? What is the field of 'game studies'? How does research into games help us better understand the changing nature of games in times of chaos, such as the global pandemic?
In this roundtable discussion, we try to answer these questions and more from a variety of angles. Enjoy a wide-ranging discussion on what game studies is, what it can offer us, and how it has helped us to better understand the role of games in society.