29. Virtuality

Placing the Virtual Body: Avatar, Chora, Cypherg

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Tom Boellstorff

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch29

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Boellstorff, T. (2011) Virtuality, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch29

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Irvine, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • virtuality - placing the virtual body - Avatar, Chora, Cypherg;
  • virtual worlds, transforming understandings of the body;
  • AVATAR'S AVATAR - motion picture Avatar. by James Cameron;
  • virtual embodiment in practice;
  • theorizations of embodiment;
  • virtual chora - that virtual worlds are places;
  • being-in-the-world - the digital relation;
  • phenomenological insight - embodiment, part of being, and “being-in-the-world”;
  • politics of virtual embodiment - theory of the virtual body that links;
  • ethnographic and theoretical understandings of virtual body - powerful new ways

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Avatar's Avatar

  • Virtual Embodiment in Practice

  • Theorizations of Embodiment

  • Virtual Chora

  • Being-Inworld: The Digital Relation

  • Conclusions: Politics of Virtual Embodiment

  • Acknowledgments

  • References