This week the Session Zero duo have a Special Guest!  Join us while we speak with James Mendez Hodes about colonialism in gaming and its impacts on the worlds we build. In this first part of a two-part Mendez special, we learn broadly about colonialism, as well as its place within the sciences.

CW: Discussions of racism, frank discussions about colonialism

Steve Discont can found on twitter at @bearlynormal, and Porter Green at @DagmarRugosa.

Our guest James Mendez Hodes can be found at his website at www.jamesmendezhodes.com or at his twitter at @lulavampiro.

You can go to the following URLs or research articles to learn about some of the topics discussed in this episode:

Canadian Psychological Association, & the Psychology Foundation of Canada (2018). Psychology’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s report. Ottawa, ON, Canada; Canadian Psychological Association.

Okazaki, S., David, E. J. R., & Abelmann, N. (2008). Colonialism and psychology of culture. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2(1), 90-106. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2007.00046.x 

Ayman, R. (2004). Leadership and culture. In C. D. Spielberger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology (Vol. 2; pp. 507-518). Boston: Elsevier Academic Press.

What is a Sensitivity Reader, and Why Do You Need One?” by Madison Schultz

Wikipedia page on Colonialism

Lumen Learning’s Boundless US History course’s American Imperialism section

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