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The Resource Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace, Garry Young and Monica Whitty

Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace, Garry Young and Monica Whitty

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Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace
Title
Transcending taboos
Title remainder
a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace
Statement of responsibility
Garry Young and Monica Whitty
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cyberspace is composed of a multitude of different spaces, where users can represent themselves in many divergent ways. Why, in a video game, is it more acceptable to murder or maim than rape? After all, in each case, it is only pixels that are being assaulted. This book avoids wrestling with the common question of whether the virtual violation of real-world taboos is right or wrong, and instead provides a theoretical framework that helps us understand why such distinctions are typically made, and explores the psychological impact (rather than the morality) of violating offline taboos within cyberspace. The authors discuss such online areas as: "Reality" sites depicting taboo images Social sites such as Chatroulette Online dating sites Video game content. This book evaluates the possibility for change afforded by cyberspace, and considers whether there are some interactions that should not be permissible even virtually. It also examines how we might be able to cope with the potential moral freedoms afforded by cyberspace, and who might be vulnerable to such freedoms of action and representation within this virtual space. This book is ideal for researchers and students of internet psychology, philosophy and social policy, as well as therapists, those interested in computer science, law, media and communication studies"--
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Garry
Dewey number
170/.44028567
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.Y57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whitty, Monica T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virtual reality
  • Cyberspace
  • Virtual reality
  • Cyberspace
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Label
Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace, Garry Young and Monica Whitty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [188]-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Should cyberspace be a space where, virtually, anything is permissible -- Virtual immediacy : altered contingencies, altered possibilities -- Disgust : a measure of moral wisdom or moral fallibility? -- Obscenity : a measure of offence or depravity? -- The passive voyeur : where's the harm in looking? -- Virtually real emotions : addressing the paradox of fiction -- On the nature of play : cyberspace as a virtual playground -- Single-player games : what is and perhaps what should never be -- Multiplayer games : are we all agreed? -- Part 2: The nature and authenticity of selves within cyberspace -- Disembodiment : a meeting of the minds -- Embodiment : cyber-relations and possible selves -- Progressive embodiment : the supermorphic persona -- Part 3: Psychological parity and changes to the self -- Violent games : where's the harm in playing? -- Psychological parity : coping with altered contingencies -- Identity and interpretation : repercussion for parity and potential harm -- Transcending taboos : the way forward
Control code
659750898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 226 pages
Isbn
9780415579339
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011034394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)659750898
Label
Transcending taboos : a moral and psychological examination of cyberspace, Garry Young and Monica Whitty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [188]-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Should cyberspace be a space where, virtually, anything is permissible -- Virtual immediacy : altered contingencies, altered possibilities -- Disgust : a measure of moral wisdom or moral fallibility? -- Obscenity : a measure of offence or depravity? -- The passive voyeur : where's the harm in looking? -- Virtually real emotions : addressing the paradox of fiction -- On the nature of play : cyberspace as a virtual playground -- Single-player games : what is and perhaps what should never be -- Multiplayer games : are we all agreed? -- Part 2: The nature and authenticity of selves within cyberspace -- Disembodiment : a meeting of the minds -- Embodiment : cyber-relations and possible selves -- Progressive embodiment : the supermorphic persona -- Part 3: Psychological parity and changes to the self -- Violent games : where's the harm in playing? -- Psychological parity : coping with altered contingencies -- Identity and interpretation : repercussion for parity and potential harm -- Transcending taboos : the way forward
Control code
659750898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 226 pages
Isbn
9780415579339
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011034394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)659750898

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