Benjamin C.H. Kao

Student, University of St. Andrews
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About Benjamin C.H. Kao

Incoming Fourth Year (Senior) Student at the University of St Andrews studying MA Sustainable Development and Social Anthropology. Laidlaw Research Project on Care, Emptiness, and Japanese Society in Persona 5 Royal. Leadership in Action Project on Volunteering in Local Communities.

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Undergraduate Scholar

Area of Expertise

Arts Diversity and Inclusion Environment Science Social Sciences

Research Topic

Anthropology History Identity & Belonging Japanese Studies Regional & Area Studies Society & Culture Sport and Exercise Sustainability

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University of St Andrews

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I speak:

English Mandarin

Intro Content

Blog Anthropology Japanese Studies Social Sciences

In Defence of Anthropological Fieldwork in (Single Player) Video Games

There are social relations in virtual worlds, and this is why anthropology should take the study of (single player) video games seriously. Drawing from my research and fieldwork in the video game, Persona 5 Royal, I describe why video games are a timely topic and its relevance to anthropology.

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Leadership Social Sciences Research

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University of St Andrews