Славгородский-Казанец Тимур Витальевич
Social and Political Identity Construction in Virtual Communities: Evidence from Analysis of Social and Political Practices (MMORPG World of Warcraft Game Experience)
In massive multiplayer online computer games people interact with each other and have joyful experience in unusual settings. However, in such games these people obtain new in-game political and social identity that depends on their in-game social interactions and narratives. Developers construct players' identities through the plot and in-game social and political practices, and this work tries to figure out how it happens with complex qualitative methods in the frame of virtual ethnography.