Vol 1, No 3 (2008)

Cultures of Virtual Worlds

Issue Editors: Mark Bell, Telecommunications program, Indiana University, USA; Mia Consalvo, School of Media Arts & Studies, Ohio University, USA

This issue of JVWR explores virtual worlds as contingent spaces. We examine them for their reliance on traditional cultural norms and practices, their challenges to such elements, and how they grow and evolve relative to the daily lives of their inhabitants. In every way, virtual worlds are constituted by multiple cultures, culture that is ordinary and everyday, culture that is evolving, confusing, challenging, and possibly dangerous and exhilarating as well. The JVWR aims to lead such study and offer vigorous, sustained discussions about how to best understand what we witness both online and offline in relation to virtual worlds.

Table of Contents

Issue Editors' Corner

Mark Bell, Mia Consalvo
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Nick Yee, Liz Losh, Sarah Robbins-Bell
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Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Burcu S. Bakioglu
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Delia Dumitrica, Georgia Gaden
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Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade
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Mikael Johnson, Tanja Sihvonen
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Javier A Salazar
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Tjarda Sixma
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Susana Tosca, Lisbeth Klastrup
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Anthony Papargyris, Angeliki Poulymenakou
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“Think Pieces”

Tom Boellstorff
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John Lester / Pathfinder Linden
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Christopher A Paul
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Assembled (rush to press papers)

Leonel Morgado
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