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Virtually sacred : myth and meaning in world of warcraft and second life

Author: Robert M Geraci
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Geraci argues that virtual worlds and video games have become a locus for the satisfaction of religious needs, providing many users with communities, a meaningful experience of history and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Geraci
ISBN: 9780199344697 0199344698
OCLC Number: 922020267
Description: xi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Real Stories in Virtual Worlds ; 1) A Cultural Adventure ; 2) Polite Society ; 3) A World with Meaning ; 4) The Flow of Faith Online ; 5) Another Life for Religion ; 6) Sacred Second Lives ; 7) Reassembling Religion ; Appendix: On Method in the Study of Virtual Worlds ; References ; Notes ; Index
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