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..


Encyclopedia Of Video Games A L

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Mark J. P. Wolf | Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN 10 : 9780313379369
ISBN 13 : 031337936X

This encyclopedia collects and organizes theoretical and historical content on the topic of video games, covering the people, systems, technologies, and theoretical concepts as wel..


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 : 1602351104
ISBN 13 : 9781602351103

ARGUMENT IN COMPOSITION provides access to a wide range of resources that bear on the teaching of writing and argument. The ideas of major theorists of classical and contemporary r..


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