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dc.contributor.authorBlodgett, Bridget Marie
dc.contributor.authorXu, Heng
dc.contributor.authorTrauth, Eileen M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T16:08:51Z
dc.date.available2017-06-07T16:08:51Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.description.abstractIn virtual worlds, users interact with each other by creating virtual identities through avatars. As the avatar creation process is constrained by the assumptions of designers who develop the avatar creation tools, some potential participants in virtual worlds are forced into narrow social roles that may not accurately represent them. Drawing on structuration theory and trust literature, we develop a research agenda that addresses how avatar-based technologies and user social identities may be mutually constructed and how identity misrepresentation may impact trust in virtual worlds. This paper demonstrates the importance of a discussion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues in virtual worlds. These issues require additional research that should closely examine the ongoing changes both in the technology facilitating the virtual worlds, as well as the social landscape that governs issues of diversity in general, and gender issues in particular.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://search.proquest.com/docview/196636061en_US
dc.format.extent3 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M25Z7H
dc.identifier.citationBlodgett, B. Xu, H. and Trauth, E. (2007) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT Issues in Virtual Worlds. ACM SIGMIS DATABASE: 38(4).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/3987
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machineryen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Baltimore
dc.subjectDiversityen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectSocial Identitiesen_US
dc.subjectTrusten_US
dc.subjectVirtual Worldsen_US
dc.titleLesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Issues in Virtual Worldsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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