Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Volume 1, Number 3

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Volume 1, Number 3 : Special Issue on Cultures on Virtual Worlds

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Originally printed online in 2008. Guest editors: Mark Bell, Indiana University, USA Mia Consalvo, Ohio University, USA This issue explores virtual worlds as contingent spaces. We examine them for their reliance on traditional cultural norms and practices, their challenges to such elements, and how they grow and evolve relative to the daily lives of their inhabitants. In every way, virtual worlds are constituted by multiple cultures, culture that is ordinary and everyday, culture that is evolving, confusing, challenging, and possibly dangerous and exhilarating as well. The JVWR aims to lead such study and offer vigorous, sustained discussions about how to best understand what we witness both online and offline in relation to virtual worlds.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 12.7mm | 644.1g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508751811
  • 9781508751816

About Jeremiah P Spence

Jeremiah Spence is the founder of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research in 2008 and was the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 until 2010 Jeremiah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American and Brazilian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, a Masters of Arts degree in Communication Theory from the University of Texas at Austin and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Jeremiah has studied and researched at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico, Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil, and the Universidade de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jeremiah is co-editor and co-author of the book: Inequity in the Technopolis - Race, Class, Gender, and the Digital Divide in Austin - edited by Joseph Straubhaar, Jeremiah Spence, Zeynep Tufekci, and Roberta G. Lentz - published at the University of Texas Press in 2012."show more