Mediated Intercultural Dialectics: Identity Perceptions and Performances in Virtual Worlds

Pauline Cheong, Kishonna Gray

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As identity has a profound influence on intercultural communication, we explicate a dialectical perspective to identify multiple relationships between new media and identity perception and performance complexities within the context of multidimensional virtual worlds. These mediated intercultural dialectics include the personal-contextual, static-dynamic and privilege-disadvantage dimensions of avatar representations and interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of International and Intercultural Communication
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011



  • Identity
  • Mediated Intercultural Dialectics
  • Performances
  • Virtual Worlds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication

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