Creating second lives : community, identity and spatiality as constructions of the virtual [E-Book] / edited by Astrid Ensslin and Eben Muse.
Ensslin, Astrid.
Muse, Eben J.
New York : Routledge, 2011
viii, 230 pages, illustrations
Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture ; 8
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Table of 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.