[Air-L] Public perception of virtual worlds, gamers/users

CarrieLynn D. Reinhard carrie at ruc.dk
Thu May 13 06:09:22 PDT 2010

I am trying to find any literature -- from academics, practitioners, or journalists -- that discusses how the general public perceives, thinks and talks about virtual worlds, online games, and the people who play/use them.  Thus, the stereotypes the public has about what these things are and what kind of people engage with them.

Does anyone know of any resources I can turn to?
 CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, PhD
Virtual Worlds Research Group
Roskilde University
Department of Communication, Business, and Information Technologies
Building 43.3 
Kommunikationsvej 1 
DK-4000 Roskilde
mbl: + 2280 5128

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