Contemporary Religion and Popular Culture

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The Veneration of Deceased Family in Online Games

Authors: Bainbridge, W.

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This book demonstrates principles of Ancestor Veneration Avatars (AVAs), by running avatars based on eleven deceased members of one family through ten highly diverse virtual worlds from the violent Defiance to the intellectual Uru: Myst Online, from the early EverQuest to the recent Elder Scrolls Online.

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William Sims Bainbridge is Director, Cyber-Human Systems Program, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation, USA.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Exploring Possibilities (Runes of Magic)

    Bainbridge, William Sims

    Pages 1-14

  • Selecting a World (Uru: Myst Online)

    Bainbridge, William Sims

    Pages 15-27

  • Achieving a Goal (Defiance)

    Bainbridge, William Sims

    Pages 28-40

  • Seeking Truth (Tabula Rasa)

    Bainbridge, William Sims

    Pages 41-54

  • Combatting Heresy (Perfect World)

    Bainbridge, William Sims

    Pages 55-68

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Softcover $67.50
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-50438-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Information Technology Surrogate for Religion
Book Subtitle
The Veneration of Deceased Family in Online Games
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Religion and Popular Culture
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49059-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137490599
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49054-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50438-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 133
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