Exodus to the virtual world : how online fun is changing reality / Edward Castronova

Author(s): Castronova, Edward
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Subjects: Internet games--Social aspects
Virtual reality--Social aspects
Fantasy games--Social aspects
Civilization, Modern--21st century--Forecasting
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
LC Classification: G, GV
Physical Description: xix, 235 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Pt. 1. New Found Land
Ch. 1. Dreams Fashioned in Silicon 3
Ch. 2. Game Societies 21
Ch. 3. Worlds of the Future 45
Ch. 4. Migration 63
Pt. 2. A Policy Analysis of Game Design
Ch. 5. In Search of an Understanding of Fun and Games 81
Ch. 6. A Theory of Fun 91
Ch. 7. Virtual-World Design as Public Policy 109
Pt. 3. How the Exodus Affects the Real World
Ch. 8. The Fun Economy 137
Ch. 9. The Fun Society 159
Ch. 10. The Fun Revolution: Ending the Politics of Misery 187
Epilogue 209
Notes 223
Index 231
Notes: LCCN: 2007014272
ISBN: 1403984123 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781403984128 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Dreams fashioned in silicon -- Game societies -- Worlds of the future -- Migration -- In search of an understanding of fun and games -- A theory of fun -- Virtual-world design as public policy -- The fun economy -- The fun society -- The fun revolution : ending the politics of misery -- Epilogue
OCLC Number: 123136569
ISBN/ISSN: 1403984123