Digital culture, play, and identity : a World of Warcraft reader / edited by Hilde G. Corneliussen and Jill Walker Rettberg

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Subjects: World of Warcraft
Computer games--Social aspects
World of Warcraft (Game)
World of Warcraft
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, c2008
LC Classification: G, GV
Physical Description: viii, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Authors: Corneliussen, Hilde
Rettberg, Jill Walker
Notes: LCCN: 2007020839
ISBN: 9780262033701 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0262033704 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction: "Orc professor LFG," or, Researching in Azeroth culture / Hilde Corneliussen, Jill Walker -- Corporate ideology in World of Warcraft / Scott Rettberg -- "Never such innocence again" : war and histories in World of Warcraft / Esther MacCallum-Stewart -- World of Warcraft as a playground for feminism / Hilde Corneliussen -- The familiar and the foreign : playing (post)colonialism in World of Warcraft world / Jessica Langer -- A hollow world : World of Warcaft as spatial practice / Espen Aarseth -- World creation and lore : World of Warcraft as rich text / Tanya Krzywinska -- What makes World of Warcraft a world? A note on death and dying / Lisbeth Klastrup -- Quests in World of Warcraft : deferral and repetition play / Jill Walker -- Does World of Warcraft change everything? How a PVP server, multinational playerbase, and surveillance mod scene caused me pause / T.L. Taylor -- Humans playing World of Warcraft, or, Deviant strategies? / Torill Elvira Mortensen -- Role-play vs gameplay : the difficulties of playing a role in World of Warcraft identity / Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Justin Parsler -- Character identification in World of Warcraft : the relationship between capacity and appearance / Ragnhild Tronstad -- Playing with names : gaming and naming in World of Warcraft / Charlotte Hagström
OCLC Number: 137246015
ISBN/ISSN: 9780262033701
0262033704