Hanging Out In The Virtual Pub / Edition 1

Hanging Out In The Virtual Pub / Edition 1

by Lori Kendall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520230388

ISBN-13: 9780520230385

Pub. Date: 06/27/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

Lori Kendall is one of the first to explore the brave new world of social relations as they have evolved on the Internet.
In this highly readable ethnography, she examines how men and women negotiate their gender roles on an online forum she calls BlueSky. The result is a first-rate analysis of the emerging social phenomenon of
Internet-mediated

Overview

Lori Kendall is one of the first to explore the brave new world of social relations as they have evolved on the Internet.
In this highly readable ethnography, she examines how men and women negotiate their gender roles on an online forum she calls BlueSky. The result is a first-rate analysis of the emerging social phenomenon of
Internet-mediated communication and a ground-breaking study of the social and cultural effects of a medium that allows participants to assume identities of their own choosing. Despite the common assumption that the personas these men and women craft for themselves bear little resemblance to reality, Kendall discovers that the habitués of BlueSky stick surprisingly close to the facts of their actual lives and personalities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520230385
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/27/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Blue Sky in the Morning
2. Logging On: An
Introduction to BlueSky
3. Mudding History and Subcultures
4. Hanging Out in the Virtual Locker Room: BlueSky as a Masculine Space
5. Identity Crises
6. Computer-Mediated Relationships
7. Class, Race, and Online Participation
8. Hungover in the Virtual Pub: Power and Identity Online
Epilogue: The "Where Are They Now?" FAQ
Appendix A: Basic Mud Commands
Appendix B: "Mudders in the Mist": Ethnography in a "Partly Compatible" Setting
Appendix C: Unedited BlueSky Log from October 8, 1996
Notes
Glossary
References

Index

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