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Title Digital culture, play, and identity : a World of Warcraft reader / edited by Hilde G. Corneliussen and Jill Walker Rettberg
Published Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 304 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: "Orc professor LFG," or, Researching in Azeroth culture / Hilde Corneliussen and 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 and 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject World of Warcraft (Game)
Computer games -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Corneliussen, Hilde.
Rettberg, Jill Walker.
LC no. 2007020839
ISBN 0262033704 (cloth)
0262270846 (electronic bk.)
1435643283 (electronic bk.)
9780262033701 (cloth)
9780262270847 (electronic bk.)
9781435643284 (electronic bk.)