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Electronic tribes : the virtual worlds of geeks, gamers, shamans, and scammers

Author: Tyrone Adams; Stephen A Smith
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays, which provide a look at the social uses and occasional abuses of online communication. It explores many Internet subcultures, including MySpace.com, craftster.org, massively  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Electronic tribes.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008001906
(OCoLC)191758300
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tyrone Adams; Stephen A Smith
ISBN: 9780292793965 0292793960
OCLC Number: 309871445
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 315 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction, Where is the shaman? / Jim Parker --
"Tribe by any other name ..." / Tyrone L. Adams and Stephen A. Smith --
Mimetic kinship : theorizing online "tribalism" / Veronica M. Davidov and Barbara Andersen --
Electronic tribes (e-tribes) : some theoretical perspectives and implications / Bolanle Olaniran --
Revisiting the impact of tribalism on civil society : an investigation of the potential benefits of membership in an e-tribe on public discourse / Christina Standerfer --
Theorizing the e-tribe on MySpace.com / David R. Dewberry --
Don't date, craftsterbate : dialogue and resistance on Craftster.org / Terri L. Russ --
Guild life in the world of Warcraft : online gaming tribalism / Thomas Brignall III --
At the electronic Evergreen : a computer-mediated ethnography of tribalism in a newsgroup from Montserrat and afar / Jonathan Skinner --
"Like a neighborhood of sisters" : can culture be formed electronically? / Deborah Clark Vance --
Gerald M. Phillips as electronic tribal chief : socioforming cyberspace / Ann Rosenthal --
Digital dreamtime, sonic talismans : music downloading and the tribal landscape / Michael C. Zalot --
Magic, myth, and mayhem : tribalization in the digital age / Leonie Naughton --
Mundanes at the gate--
and perverts within : managing internal and external threats to community online / Steve Abrams and Smaragd Grün --
Brotherhood of blood : Aryan tribalism and skinhead cybercrews / Jody M. Roy --
Radical tribes at Warre : primitivists on the net / Mathieu O'Neil --
"Tribe" migrates crime to cyberspace : Nigerian Igbos in 419 e-mail scams / Farooq A. Kperogi and Sandra Duhé.
Responsibility: edited by Tyrone L. Adams and Stephen A. Smith.
Local System Bib Number:
368612
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"The major contribution of this book is that the idea of 'tribe' is fully and robustly explicated in ways that challenge existing wisdom, particularly the idea that Internet users are best understood Read more...

 
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