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Ghost Whisperer's Ghost in the Machine: An example of pop cultural representation of virtual worlds

By CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

Abstract

Analysis of an episode of the CBS series "Ghost Whisperer" for how it depicts a) what is a virtual world and b) the tensions that are involved in discussing the uses and effects of a virtual world.  Discussion focuses on the overriding negative reception of virtual worlds in popular culture due to its positioning as an unknow

Topics: virtual worlds, text analysis, popular culture, television
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:rudar.ruc.dk:1800/4549

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