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The Resource My life as a night elf priest : an anthropological account of World of warcraft, Bonnie A. Nardi

My life as a night elf priest : an anthropological account of World of warcraft, Bonnie A. Nardi

Label
My life as a night elf priest : an anthropological account of World of warcraft
Title
My life as a night elf priest
Title remainder
an anthropological account of World of warcraft
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie A. Nardi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"World of Warcraft rapidly became one of the most popular online world games on the planet, amassing 11.5 million subscribers -- officially making it an online community of gamers that had more inhabitants than the state of Ohio and was almost twice as populous as Scotland. It's a massively multiplayer online game, or MMO in gamer jargon, where each person controls a single character inside a virtual world, interacting with other people's characters and computer-controlled monsters, quest-givers, and merchants. In My Life as a Night Elf Priest, Bonnie Nardi, a well-known ethnographer who has published extensively on how theories of what we do intersect with how we adopt and use technology, compiles more than three years of participatory research in Warcraft play and culture in the United States and China into this field study of player behavior and activity. She introduces us to her research strategy and the history, structure, and culture of Warcraft; argues for applying activity theory and theories of aesthetic experience to the study of gaming and play; and educates us on issues of gender, culture, and addiction as part of the play experience. Nardi paints a compelling portrait of what drives online gamers both in this country and in China, where she spent a month studying players in Internet cafes. Bonnie Nardi has given us a fresh look not only at World of Warcraft but at the field of game studies as a whole. One of the first in-depth studies of a game that has become an icon of digital culture, My Life as a Night Elf Priest will capture the interest of both the gamer and the ethnographer."--Print version back cover
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Nardi, Bonnie A
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GV1469.25.W64
LC item number
N37 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Technologies of the imagination
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World of Warcraft (Game)
  • Computer games
  • Korea (South)
  • Virtual reality
  • Visual anthropology
  • Role-playing, war games & fantasy sports
  • Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
  • Virtual worlds
  • GAMES
  • GAMES
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Computer games
  • Social aspects
  • Virtual reality
  • Visual anthropology
  • World of Warcraft (Game)
  • Korea (South)
Label
My life as a night elf priest : an anthropological account of World of warcraft, Bonnie A. Nardi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is World of warcraft and who plays it? -- An ethnographic invetigation of World of warcraft -- Play as aesthetic experience -- A new medium -- Work, play, and the magic circle -- Addiction -- Theorycraft and mods -- Gender -- Culture : WoW in China-and North America
Control code
1162243995
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026715
Lccn
2020707025
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other control number
  • 99950023842
  • 10.3998/toi.8008655.0001.001
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illustrations
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  • 57c7ebca-ad58-418c-a553-32f6491010aa
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162243995
Label
My life as a night elf priest : an anthropological account of World of warcraft, Bonnie A. Nardi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is World of warcraft and who plays it? -- An ethnographic invetigation of World of warcraft -- Play as aesthetic experience -- A new medium -- Work, play, and the magic circle -- Addiction -- Theorycraft and mods -- Gender -- Culture : WoW in China-and North America
Control code
1162243995
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026715
Lccn
2020707025
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other control number
  • 99950023842
  • 10.3998/toi.8008655.0001.001
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 57c7ebca-ad58-418c-a553-32f6491010aa
  • 22573/ctvnbphgb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162243995

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