Departing from the Virtual Community: A Discussion of the Ways and Means to Uncover Localized Order in Online Games from Basil Bernstein to Harvey Sacks

By Eryn Grant.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This investigation reviews literature on 'virtual communities' and proposes a departure from this framework in the interest of identifying interactions that lead to uncovering self-regulatory practices in massive-multiplayer online games.

Keywords: Virtual Community, Massive Multiplayer Online Games, Interaction, Self Regulation

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp.13-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.003MB).

Ms Eryn Grant

Eryn is a sociologist specializing in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis and is finalizing her doctoral thesis on massive multiplayer games.

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