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The Resource Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace, Garry Young and Monica Whitty

Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace, Garry Young and Monica Whitty

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Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace
Title
Transcending taboos
Title remainder
a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace
Statement of responsibility
Garry Young and Monica Whitty
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Language
eng
Summary
"Cyberspace is composed of a multitude of different spaces, where users can represent themselves in many divergent ways. Why, in a video game, is it more acceptable to murder or maim than rape? After all, in each case, it is only pixels that are being assaulted. This book avoids wrestling with the common question of whether the virtual violation of real-world taboos is right or wrong, and instead provides a theoretical framework that helps us understand why such distinctions are typically made, and explores the psychological impact (rather than the morality) of violating offline taboos within cyberspace.The authors discuss such online areas as: "Reality" sites depicting taboo imagesSocial sites such as Chatroulette Online dating sitesVideo game content. This book evaluates the possibility for change afforded by cyberspace, and considers whether there are some interactions that should not be permissible even virtually. It also examines how we might be able to cope with the potential moral freedoms afforded by cyberspace, and who might be vulnerable to such freedoms of action and representation within this virtual space.This book is ideal for researchers and students of internet psychology, philosophy and social policy, as well as therapists, those interested in computer science, law, media and communication studies"--
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1966-
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Young, Garry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.Y57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1969-
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Whitty, Monica T.
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  • Virtual reality
  • Cyberspace
  • Virtual reality
  • Cyberspace
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
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Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace, Garry Young and Monica Whitty
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-213) and index
Control code
659750898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[vii], 226 p.
Isbn
9780415579360
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2011034394
Other control number
6961164
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)659750898
Label
Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace, Garry Young and Monica Whitty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-213) and index
Control code
659750898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[vii], 226 p.
Isbn
9780415579360
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011034394
Other control number
6961164
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)659750898

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