Mining to connect to culture: using Minecraft for understanding and connection with new cultural ways of being and communicating

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This session will describe how new immigrants, a daughter and her mother, used Minecraft as a means for understanding cultural routines of Australia while also remaining connected with their culturally specific ways of being African American females. The session will touch on how Minecraft’s modes of communication and building served as a platform for joint narrative of cultural understanding and global awareness necessary for transformation and building the capacity of African American “girl ways of being”. Narrative data from this duoethnography will be presented and will share how mother and daughter, while gaming together, were able to identify and investigate challenges within their new social experiences and how Minecraft opened the door for better connecting to the new sociocultural space(s) they now resided.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventNational Association for Media Literacy Education 2015 - Philadelphia, United States of America
Duration: 26 Jun 201527 Jun 2015


ConferenceNational Association for Media Literacy Education 2015
Abbreviated titleNAMLE 2015
CountryUnited States of America

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