An Afterword in Four Binarisms

Tom Boellstorff

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

Published in print February 2014 | ISBN: 9780199826162
Published online January 2014 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

An Afterword in Four Binarisms

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The Afterword, positioned as it is at the rear of the Handbook, presents itself as a study of the conceptualization and application of the notion of virtuality found in the preceding 45 chapters. It does so by discussing four binarisms: reality and world; unreal and real; emic and etic; and utopia and dystopia. Through these four binarisms, the chapters' key themes are assessed and debated and questions of the virtual and digital are discussed as they relate to questions of society and culture change.

Keywords: binarisms; digital; emic; etic; real; virtual

Article.  2966 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music and Media

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