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dc.contributor.author Malaby, Thomas M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T20:45:42Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T20:45:42Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Malaby, Thomas M. 2006. Parlaying Value: Capital in and Beyond Virtual Worlds. Games and Culture 1(2): 141-162. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1555-4120 en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID108 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/1612 en_US
dc.description Refereed en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent scholarship has made it clear that people within synthetic worlds (otherwise known as virtual worlds or MMORPGs) produce commodities and currencies with market value, while other work has established the increasing importance of social networks within and between worlds, as well as across the boundary which appears to separate them from the rest of users’ lives. To tie these two threads together, and account for the use of these environments for the development of expertise and credentials, I propose adding a third form, cultural capital, to the mix, and outline a model for understanding capital in all its manifestations: material, social, and cultural. This model will make it possible to explore how actors within synthetic worlds transform, or parlay, these forms from one into the other, and furthermore how these forms are used across all the domains wherein users act, blurring any qualitative distinction between virtual and real worlds. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation Ethics and Values Studies in the Science & Society Program en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.relation http://gac.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/1/2/141 en_US
dc.relation http://ssrn.com/abstract=871851 en_US
dc.relation 10.1177/1555412006286688 en_US
dc.subject social capital en_US
dc.subject cultural capital en_US
dc.subject massively multi-player online games (MMOG) en_US
dc.subject commodities en_US
dc.subject virtual worlds en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.title Parlaying Value: Capital in and Beyond Virtual Worlds en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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