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ERIC Number: EJ937673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1521-2300
Gendered Avatar Identity
Woolums, Viola
Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, v16 n1 Fall 2011
Gendered appearance in "World of Warcraft" is of particular interest because it seems to infiltrate interactions between individuals without serving a functional purpose within the game itself. It provides an opportunity to look at avatar choice in environments that have a primary purpose aside from existing as an arena for creating identity, and possibly the opportunity to uncover some new insight into why individuals select avatar gender the way they do.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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