Coming of Age in Second Life

Coming of Age in Second Life:
An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human
Tom Boellstorff

Tom Boellstorff spent more than two years of field research in Second Life. He conducted his field research as the avatar 'Tom Bukowski'.

"Coming of Age in Second Life shows how virtual worlds can change ideas about identity and society. Bringing anthropology into territory never before studied, this book demonstrates that in some ways humans have always been virtual, and that virtual worlds in all their rich complexity build upon a human capacity for culture that is as old as humanity itself".