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John Young on Tue, 12 Aug 2008 18:28:43 +0200 (CEST)


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Reminder: Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds

Revised call for chapters

Scholarly articles on emerging issues of life in virtual worlds 
such as Second Life are solicited.

Work that connects streams of ethics research and theory to 
virtual worlds as they are and to what they are developing into 
is particularly sought.

Among the virtual world issues explicitly invited are: privacy, 
monitoring and eavesdropping, the fear of being exploited, 
the loss of identity, ethical impacts of aesthetic decisions, 
values and ethics manifested in the social processes and 
their relevance for activities such as design there, 
professional ethics, standards of integrity given identity 
issues and practices, malevolence and altruism, legal and 
ethical doctrines of confidential and privileged information, 
ethics for students and instructors, ethical development 
stages and issues, vandalism, harassment and crime, 
how ethics and values are inscribed in the discourse and 
practices of social groups, and how they can change and 
emerge in the midst of pragmatic concerns, such as 
collective tasks.

Proposals of any length are welcome, though the more 
detailed and clear the easier it will be for us to have it 
properly reviewed. Also, include your full contact information, 
institution affiliation and position. Please include information 
on your related publications and other work. 

Schedule. 

Proposals due August 15, 2008.

Notification of acceptance/rejection decision after review 
process, September 1, 2008.

First drafts of chapters due, January 15, 2009.

Revised final drafts due, March 15, 2009.

Publication, June 15, 2009 (Information Age Publishing, 
Charlotte, NC).

Editors: Charles Wankel, St. John's University, New York, 
and Shaun Malleck, University of California, Irvine. Send 
all correspondence to both <3d.htm>wankelc {AT} stjohns.edu and 
<3d.htm>smalleck {AT} uci.edu . Include in the subject field VW ETHICS. 

Board of Editorial Review

Constantinos Athanasopoulos, University of Leeds
Carol Haig, University of Salford 
Edward Lamoureux, Bradley University 
Stephen Marvin, West Chester University
Elena Pasquinelli, Group Compas, de l Institut de l'Ecole 
Normale Superieure
John S Fraker, University of Twente


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