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Rhetoric of the Holy in the Online Virtual Environment of Second Life
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab. (Virtual Worlds Research Group)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3257-7328
2010 (English)In: Changing societies – values, religions, and education: A selection of papers from a conference at Umeå University, June 2009 / [ed] Karin Sporre and Gudrun Svedberg, Umeå: Umeå School of Education , 2010, no 7, 19-24 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses three examples of rhetorical holiness from the online virtual world of Second Life. The rhetorical holiness is compared to the representation of beliefs and practices in physical settings. By examining representation of the holy in Second Life it is possible to discuss the shift from older to new media forms in established and therefore comparative contexts. How these movements reflect and affect practices and beliefs is argued as highlighting networks of power and meaning.

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Umeå: Umeå School of Education , 2010. no 7, 19-24 p.
, Working papers in teachers education, ISSN 1654-7187 ; 7
Keyword [en]
MUVE, Virtual Worlds, Virtual Religion, Online Spaces, Digital Humanities, Visual rhetoric, Second Life, Close Reading
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-35798ISBN: 978-91-978323-1-11OAI: diva2:348351
Available from: 2010-09-04 Created: 2010-09-04 Last updated: 2013-07-24

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