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Creating second lives : community, identity, and spatiality as constructions of the virtual

Author: Astrid Ensslin; Eben J Muse
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture, 8.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Creating second lives.
New York : Routledge, 2011
(DLC) 2011011905
(OCoLC)606777117
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Astrid Ensslin; Eben J Muse
ISBN: 9780203828571 0203828577 9786613151360 661315136X
OCLC Number: 730503077
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 230 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Eben Muse and Astrid Ensslin --
Creating second communities. Liberate your avatar: the revolution will be socially networked / Paul Sermon and Charlotte Gould --
An imagined community of avatars : a theoretical interrogation of "Second life" as nation through the lens of Benedict Anderson's imagined communities / Kevin Miguel Sherman --
Programming processes: controlling "second lives" / Elizabeth Burgess --
Creating second identities. Embodiment and gender identity in virtual worlds: reconfiguring our "volatile bodies" / Sonia Fizek and Monika Wasilewska --
The body of the avatar: constructing human presence in virtual worlds / Denise Doyle --
The grips of fantasy: the construction of female characters in and beyond virtual game worlds / Isamar Carrillo Masso --
Creating second spaces. Second chances: depictions of the natural world in "Second life" / Joseph S. Clark --
Avatar needs and the remediation of architecture in "Second life" / Astrid Ensslin --
The event of space: defining place in a virtual landscape / Eben Muse --
Afterword / Tom Boellstorff.
Series Title: Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture, 8.
Responsibility: edited by Astrid Ensslin and Eben Muse.

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