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Creating Second Lives: Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the VirtualThis book aims to provide insights into how ‘second lives’ in the sense of virtual identities and communities are constructed textually, semiotically and discursively, specifically in the online environment Second Life and Massively Multiplayer Online Games such as World of Warcraft. The book’s philosophy is multi-disciplinary and its goal is to explore the question of how we as gamers and residents of virtual worlds construct alternative online realities in a variety of ways. Of particu…

Ecocriticism: Creating Self and Place in Environmental and American Indian Literatures (American Indian Studies)Ecocriticism: Creating Self and Place in Environmental and American Indian Literatures studies twentieth-century poets and prose writers of diverse ethnicity who have attempted to recover a sense of home, identity, community, and place in response to various forms of displacement caused by such forces as colonization, racial and sexual oppression, and environmental alienation. Working from an ecocritical perspective that investigates «place» as inherent in configurations of the self and in the…