The virtual landscapes found in video games can be breathtaking wonders, terrifying and treacherous ruins that make players’ hearts race, or just a cross section of soil strata players can navigate with a pickaxe.
A Platform on Representation, Engagement, and Community
Author: Juniper Lewis
Juniper Lewis (they/them) is a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology. Their research explores the relationship between humans and the environment by examining how people practice and learn ecotheology in United Methodist summer camps—leading them to take a critical look at the intersections of colonialism, race, gender and religion. As a non binary trans anthropologist in religious spaces, they are also interested in the queer church movement across denominations.
Virginal Lands and Bodies: Colonial Domination of Nature and Purity
The historical, and continued, intertwining of white supremacy, colonization, and Christianity has created an interconnected web of oppression and domination.