My life as a night elf priest : an anthropological account of World of warcraft / Bonnie A. Nardi

Author(s): Nardi, Bonnie A
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Subjects: World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (Game)
Computer games--Social aspects
Virtual reality--Social aspects
Visual anthropology
Korea (South)--Social aspects
World of Warcraft
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press : University of Michigan Library, c2010
Series: Technologies of the imagination
Technologies of the imagination
LC Classification: G, GV
Physical Description: 236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Part One. Introduction to World of Warcraft
Prologue 3
Chapter One. What Is World of Warcraft and Who Plays It? 8
Chapter Two. An Ethnographic Investigation of World of Warcraft 27
Part Two. Active Aesthetic Experience
Chapter Three. Play as Aesthetic Experience 39
Chapter Four. A New Medium 52
Chapter Five. Work, Play, and the Magic Circle 94
Part Three. Cultural Logics of World of Warcraft
Chapter Six. Addiction 123
Chapter Seven. Theorycraft and Mods 137
Chapter Eight. Gender 152
Chapter Nine. Culture: WoW in China ... and North America 176
Coda 197
Notes 205
References 213
Index 227
Notes: LCCN: 2010007914
ISBN: 9780472070985 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0472070983 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780472050987 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0472050982 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 466344635
ISBN/ISSN: 9780472070985
0472070983
9780472050987
0472050982