Online a Lot of the Time: Ritual, Fetish, Sign
by Ken Hillis
A wedding ceremony in a Web-based virtual world. Online memorials commemorating the dead. A coffee klatch attended by persons thousands of miles apart via webcams. These are just a few of the ritual practices that have developed and are emerging in online settings. Such Web-based rituals depend on the merging of two modes of communication often held distinct by scholars: t...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published May 27th 2009 by Duke University Press Books
(first published January 1st 2009)
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