Creating Second Lives: Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the Virtual

Creating Second Lives: Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the Virtual


This ebook goals to supply insights into how ‘second lives’ within the feel of digital identities and groups are built textually, semiotically and discursively, specifically in the net surroundings moment existence and vastly Multiplayer on-line video games resembling international of Warcraft. The book’s philosophy is multi-disciplinary and its goal is to discover the query of ways we as players and citizens of digital worlds build replacement on-line realities in various methods. Of specific value to this endeavour are conceptions of the physique in our on-line world and of spatiality, which manifests itself in ‘natural’ and outfitted environments in addition to the triad of house, position and panorama. The individuals’ disciplinary backgrounds contain media, verbal exchange, cultural and literary reports, and so they study problems with reception and creation, identification, group, gender, spatiality, usual and equipped environments utilizing a plethora of methodological ways starting from theoretical and philosophical contemplation via social semiotics to corpus-based discourse analysis.

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