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God is not in the machine : playerkilling as indigenized cultural form

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Title:God is not in the machine : playerkilling as indigenized cultural form
Authors:Page, Richard
Keywords:Virtual worlds
Date Issued:Dec 2010
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2010]
Abstract:This paper seeks to add to our understanding of how the global is made local even in online spaces. This work further challenges theorists of virtual worlds to critically examine their own assumptions about the value of the virtual and its relationship to the actual world. The 'this-world' perspective of classical Chinese philosophy offers a new way to conceptualize the virtual and the actual--not a virtual that simulates the real, not overlapping social worlds, not an interconnection of two worlds, but one continuous experience.
Description:M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2010.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections: M.A. - Anthropology

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