Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm in 2020 and continues to be a cultural touchstone. One question that gets asked over and over is whether Tom Nook is a man of the people or an oppressive capitalist exploiting your labour?
We are joined this week by Kateryna Barnes to discuss the world of Animal Crossing and to hash out if Tom is a welcome ally or an enemy to be destroyed.
Loading… Volume 13 No 22, Animal Crossing Special Issue edited by Rainforest Scully-Blaker and Emily Flynn-Jones
“Tom Nook, Capitalist or Comrade? On Nook Discourse and the Millennial Housing Crisis” by Emma Vossen
Interview with David Harvey on debt peonage
The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity by Slavoj Žižek
Difference and Repetition by Gilles Deleuze
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