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Witt, Karl Jerome – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study explores the perceptions of professional counselors who provide avatar-based services in multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) and their descriptions of those services. Using a virtual micro-ethnographic design, the principal investigator interviewed counselors (N=5) licensed or certified to practice in their geographic location about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Therapy, Counselors, Whites
Paris, Cody Morris – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Backpackers are pioneers of mobility, who provide a unique domain for critical tourism research. The lineage of backpacker ideals, including pursuit of authentic experiences, independence, escape and social interaction, can be traced back to the "tramps" of the 1880s and the "drifters" of the 1970s. The recent emergence of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mobility, Subcultures, Influence of Technology