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Virtual worlds and indigenous narratives
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3257-7328
2013 (English)In: The immersive Internet: reflections on the entangling of the virtual with society, politics and the economy / [ed] Robin Teigland and Dominic Power, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, First, 77-91 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter introduces trans-cultural comparisons of narrative. The comparison is based on close readings of four Australian Aboriginal narratives for their portrayal of the body, place and identity. From the close readings a comparison is introduced concerning narrative and how embodiment, place and identity function in virtual worlds.  By paying respectful attention to the Aboriginal narratives, a sustainable model for narrative is introduced for virtual worlds. Co-creation, navigation and spatial mediation are central to both narrative systems, not as fiction but from experience and knowledge. This brief comparative study of narrative introduces sustainable practices from the ancient Australian Aboriginal traditions as relevant for understanding online virtual worlds as sites of narrative.

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Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, First. 77-91 p.
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Virtual Worlds, Narratology, Aboriginal, Space, Place, Digital Media
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-68376DOI: 10.1057/9781137283023ISI: 000320057300008ISBN: 1137283017ISBN: 9781137283016ISBN: 978-1-137-28302-3OAI: diva2:616635
Available from: 2013-04-17 Created: 2013-04-17 Last updated: 2014-10-06Bibliographically approved

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