My new piece on mana is up at The Appendix:
The History of Mana: How an Austronesian Concept Became a Video Game Mechanic
I’ve also written a piece on Savage Minds explaining how and why the article was written.
I hope you enjoy them. When I get a chance I’ll throw up a PDF of the piece on my ‘publications’ page.
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Alex Golub is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is a political anthropologist who studies kinship, customary land tenure, and the mining and petroleum industry in Papua New Guinea. He also studies the video game World of Warcraft, and is an advocate for open access scholarly communications. His book "Leviathans at the Gold Mine" was published by Duke University Press.
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