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Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human
Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life createExpand
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Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method
Ethnography and Virtual Worlds is aimed at students, teachers, designers, and scholars interested in using ethnographic methods to study online virtual worlds, including both game and nongameExpand
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: Coming of Age in Second Life
No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval) without permission in writing fromExpand
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Between Religion and Desire: Being Muslim and Gay in Indonesia
Thousands of Indonesian men now identify as both “gay” and “Muslim.” How do these men understand the relationship between religion and sexuality? How do these understandings reflect the fact thatExpand
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BUT DO NOT IDENTIFY AS GAY: A Proleptic Genealogy of the MSM Category
Growing numbers of persons worldwide are beginning to call themselves “men who have sex with men” or “MSM.” How has this subject position come into being so swiftly, without the kind of social andExpand
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The emergence of political homophobia in Indonesia: masculinity and national belonging
This paper explores an unprecedented series of violent acts against ‘gay’ Indonesians beginning in September 1999. Indonesia is often characterized as ‘tolerant’ of homosexuality. This is a falseExpand
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Making big data, in theory
In this paper, I explore four conceptual interventions that can contribute to the “big theory” sorely needed in regard to big data. Expand
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A Ludicrous Discipline? Ethnography and Game Studies
The information age has, under our noses, become the gaming age. It appears likely that gaming and its associated notion of play may become a master metaphor for a range of human social relations,Expand
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Indonesian Gay and Lesbi Subjectivities and Ethnography in an already globalized world
In this article I explore how Indonesians come to see themselves as lesbi or gay through fragmentary encounters with mainstream mass media (rather than lesbian and gay Westerners or Western lesbianExpand
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