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Subversion, sexuality and the virtual self / Jude Elund, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Bib ID 6893991
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Elund, Jude, 1978- author
 
Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 
vii, 178 pages ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781137468338
1137468335
Summary

"This book is about the construction of identity in digitised and virtual screen environments. It investigates the phenomenon of three-dimensional virtual worlds in relation to our physical selves. Using four regions of Second Life as a foundation of analysis, this book explores the issues surrounding the body, embodiment, virtual space and tourism, as well as examining notions of subversion as they relate to gender and sexuality in screen environments. The key arguments put forth in this work have their foundations in poststructuralist theories of the body and the cultural construction of identity. Most important to this analysis are the cultural and social conditions that replicate dominant tropes of power and agency as they are applied to representational practices, such as embodying oneself via an avatar through the screen. The arguments in this book are readily extendible to other on-screen environments due to the proliferation of virtual environments and other social networks which are premised on real-time engagement through digitized interaction"--

Full contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • IntroductionChapter 1
  • Embodiment, virtual experience and the body: Possibilities for subversion?Chapter 2
  • Tourism: Island utopias in the virtual sunChapter 3
  • Intersections in space, nature and mythologyChapter 4
  • Masculinity, mass consumerism and subversive sexChapter 5
  • The female body in virtual spaceChapter 6
  • Subverting gender ConclusionReferences.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Avatars (Virtual reality)  |  Online identities.  |  Shared virtual environments.  |  Virtual reality.  |  Human-computer interaction.  |  Sex role in mass media.  |  Technological innovations -- Social aspects.  |  Australian

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