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Women and Second Life - Essays on Virtual Identity, Work and Play

Edited by Dianna Baldwin and Julie Achterberg

ISBN 10: 0786470216 / ISBN 13: 9780786470211
Published by McFarland Publishing, 2013
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Title: Women and Second Life - Essays on Virtual ...

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: BRAND NEW

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This collection of new essays explores issues of identity, work and play in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). Fourteen women discuss their experiences. Topics include teaching in Second Life, becoming an SL journalist, and using SL as a means to bring human rights to health care; exploring issues of identity and gender such as performing the role of digital geisha, playing with gender crossing, or determining how identity is formed virtually; examining how race is perceived; and investigating creativity such as poetry writing or quilting. The text is unique in that it represents only women and their experiences in a world that is most often viewed as a man's world.

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Dianna Baldwin is the associate director of the Writing Center at Michigan State University. She lives in Lansing, Michigan.

Julie Achterberg is a high school English and biology teacher. She lives in Haslett, Michigan.

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