Virtual Realities and Their Discontents

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The recognition that cyberspace is a fiction -- a narrative that creates a coherence it would like to imagine "really" exists -- is crucial to any theoretically sophisticated critique of the limitations of this consensual hallucination and the discontents it imperfectly masks. In this groundbreaking volume Robert Markley and his co-authors set out to discover why "cyberspace provokes often-rapturous rhetoric but resists critical analysis." Taking a variety of approaches, the authors explore the ways in which virtual ...

Virtual Realities and Their Discontents 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801852268

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Virtual Realities and Their Discontents 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801852251

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