Electronic tribes [electronic resource] : the virtual worlds of geeks, gamers, shamans, and scammers / edited by Tyrone L. Adams and Stephen A. Smith.

1st ed.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
xiv, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2009. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Introduction, Where is the shaman? / Jim Parker -- "Tribe by any other name..." / Tyrone L. Adams and Stephen A. Smith -- Mimetic kinship : theorizing online "tribalism" / Veronica M. Davidov and Barbara Andersen -- Electronic tribes (e-tribes) : some theoretical perspectives and implications / Bolanle Olaniran -- Revisiting the impact of tribalism on civil society : an investigation of the potential benefits of membership in an e-tribe on public discourse / Christina Standerfer -- Theorizing the e-tribe on MySpace.com / David R. Dewberry -- Don't date, craftsterbate : dialogue and resistance on Craftster.org / Terri L. Russ -- Guild life in the world of Warcraft : online gaming tribalism / Thomas Brignall III -- At the electronic Evergreen : a computer-mediated ethnography of tribalism in a newsgroup from Montserrat and afar / Jonathan Skinner -- "Like a neighborhood of sisters" : can culture be formed electronically? / Deborah Clark Vance -- Gerald M. Phillips as electronic tribal chief : socioforming cyberspace / Ann Rosenthal -- Digital dreamtime, sonic talismans : music downloading and the tribal landscape / Michael C. Zalot -- Magic, myth, and mayhem : tribalization in the digital age / Leonie Naughton -- Mundanes at the gate-- and perverts within : managing internal and external threats to community online / Steve Abrams and Smaragd Grün -- Brotherhood of blood : Aryan tribalism and skinhead cybercrews / Jody M. Roy -- Radical tribes at Warre : primitivists on the net / Mathieu O'Neil -- "Tribe" migrates crime to cyberspace : Nigerian Igbos in 419 e-mail scams / Farooq A. Kperogi and Sandra Duhé.
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