Consumerism and Cultural Tourism in the Monkey Island Games.

“The aim of this essay is to explore the complex relationships that exist between Monkey Island, Postmodernism, Cultural Materialism, Roland Barthes’ concept of the Death of the Author and the twin phenomenon’s of corporate capitalism and globalisation. I shall attempt to resolve the antagonisms that exist by analyzing the Monkey Island texts using the tools of Postmodernism and Cultural Materialism…” Owen ClaytonConsumerism and Cultural Tourism in the Monkey Island Games.SCUUM Bar)

This essay was derided by Adam Thornton on the interactive fiction newsgroup: “Sheesh. It’s a *game*. “