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Author Kilman, Michael, author.

Title Build better worlds : an introduction to anthropology for game designers, fiction writers and filmmakers / written by Michael Kilman and Kyra Wellstrom.

Publication Info. [United States] : Loridian's Laboratory, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  808.387 KIL    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 399 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Chapter 1. Thinking like an anthropologist to build better worlds -- Chapter 2. Understanding culture -- Chapter 3. Why the hell did they do that? Understanding the context, conditions, and choices made by people and fictional characters -- Chapter 4. The briefest possible explanation of genetics -- Chapter 5. How natural selection works (and how it doesn't) -- Chapter 6. On the bones of our ancestors: fossils and human evolution -- Chapter 7. Honoring the past: why cultures create myth, imagine the past, and what in the world it all has to do with purity -- Chapter 8. Language, the architect of culture -- Chapter 9. The things we made and the things we leave behind -- Chapter 10. Bring out your dead! Disease, populations, and medicine -- Chapter 11. Gender vs. sex -- Chapter 12. Race in history and imagination -- Chapter 13. Economics: more than money and markets -- Chapter 14. Kinship, marriage, and sexuality: how we persist across time -- Chapter 15.What is government good for? Political systems and social control -- Chapter 16. Studying the sacred: religion and mysticism -- Chapter 17. Violence, worthy victims, and war -- Chapter 18. Invasion and expanding empire: understanding colonization -- Chapter 19. The social webs we weave: globalization and culture -- Chapter 20. Ways of knowing: an exploration of science and magic across culture and fiction -- Chapter 21. Honoring the dead: funerals, decomposition and mourning -- Chapter 22. Monsters, aliens, and evil androids: an exploration of fear and anxiety.
Subject Video games -- Design.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Fiction -- Technique.
Added Author Wellstrom, Kyra, author.
ISBN 9781732357693
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