My Avatar, My Self: Identity in Video Role-Playing Games



With videogames now one of the world’s most popular diversions, the virtual world has increasing psychological influence on real-world players. This book examines the relationships between virtual and non-virtual identity in visual role-playing games. Utilizing James Gee’s theoretical constructs of real-world identity, virtual-world identity, and projective identity, this research shows dynamic, varying and complex relationships between the virtual avatar and the player’s sense of self…


My Avatar My Self

Pub Date : 2014-01-10 | Author : Zach Waggoner | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9780786454099
ISBN 13 : 0786454091

With videogames now one of the world’s most popular diversions, the virtual world has increasing psychological influence on real-world players. This book examines the relationshi..


The Routledge Companion To Screen Music And Sound

Pub Date : 2017-05-25 | Author : Miguel Mera | Publisher : Taylor & Francis

ISBN 10 : 9781317398981
ISBN 13 : 131739898X

The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of screen music and sound studies, addressing the ways in which music and sound int..


The Role Playing Society

Pub Date : 2016-03-01 | Author : Andrew Byers | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9781476623481
ISBN 13 : 1476623481

Since the release of Dungeons & Dragons in 1974, role-playing games (RPGs) have spawned a vibrant industry and subculture whose characteristics and player experiences have been wel..



The New Media And Cybercultures Anthology

Pub Date : 2010-04-26 | Author : Pramod K. Nayar | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 10 : 9781405183086
ISBN 13 : 140518308X

Moving beyond traditional cyberculture studies paradigms in several key ways, this comprehensive collection marks the increasing convergence of cyberculture with other forms of med..



Argument In Composition

Pub Date : 2009 | Author : John Ramage | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 1602351090
ISBN 13 : 9781602351097

The ideas of major theorists of classical and contemporary rhetoric and argument from Aristotle to Burke, Toulmin, and Perelman are explained and elaborated upon, especially as the..


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