Following on from my initial pitch, I’ve worked to modify my initial Digital Artefact idea to incorporate a more holistic theoretical framework. Perhaps the most prominent issue was combining structuralist, modality-focused analytical lenses (political economy and technological strata) and post-structuralist notions of identity and nostalgia – this was a major issue concerning those who commented on my initial pitch, and fixing it should provide some more depth. This new dimension has also been worked into the new subtitle – Political Economy, Identity, and the Eighth Generation of Pokemon. The overall question I intend to answer remains the same, however:
Why is there no National Pokedex in the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield? What are the implications of this?
In addition to consulting with Chris to develop the above framework, a major contributor to this narrowing of the analysis was research both into notions of identity and technological determinism –…
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