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Title Interpersonal relations and social patterns in communication technologies : discourse norms, language structures and cultural variables / [edited by] Jung-ran Park, Eileen G. Abels
Published Hershey, Pa. : IGI Global (701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, USA), ©2010
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Contents The Paradox of Computer-Mediated Communication and Identity / Lynnette Leonard, Lesley Withers, John Sherblom -- Social Activism in the 'Blackosphere' / Lynette Kvasny, Fay Payton, Kayla Hales -- Textual Expectations, (Dis)Embodiment, and Social Presence in CMC / Deborah Leiter, John Dowd -- Disclosure Decisions in Existing Relationships Online / Kathryn Greene, Kate Magsamen-Conrad -- Relationship Development and Maintenance in a Mediated World / Jessica Moore, Elizabeth Craig -- "Is it a Boy or a Girl?" Anonymity and Gender in Computer-Mediated Interactions / Katheryn Maguire -- Gender Style Differences in Mediated Communication / Nancy Burrell, Edward Mabry, Mike Allen -- The Role of Metaphors in the Interpersonal Discourse of Online Forums / Agnès Vayreda, Francesc Núñez -- Self and Identity in Personal Blogs / Wengao Gong -- Discourse Features in Nigerian Online Discussion Forums / Rotimi Taiwo -- Complicating Communication in Computer Mediate Environments / Brittany Cottrill -- Learning to Work Virtually / Kris Markman -- In a Virtual Classroom, Who has a "Voice"? A Discourse Analysis of Student-Instructor Interactions in Two Second Life-based Courses / Sharon Stoerger -- Blended learning communities / S. Annese, M. Traetta, P. Spadaro -- Blurring Boundaries with Computer-Mediated Communication / Kayla Hales, Stephanie Troutman -- Mediated Group Development / John McArthur -- Collaborating with a (Non)Collaborator / Carolyn Kristjánsson
A Cross-cultural Comparison of American and Overseas Chinese Prenatal and Postnatal Women's Online Social Support Behavior in Two Online Message Boards / Yuping Mao, Yuxia Qian, William Starosta -- Culturally Unique Social Patterns in Computer-Mediated Social Networking / Devan Rosen, Michael Stefanone, Derek Lackaff -- The Representation of National Political Freedom on Web Interface Design / Rowena Li -- Sharing Usability Information / Paula Bach, Hao Jiang, John Carroll
Summary The development of information and communication technologies enables dynamic social interaction through computer-mediated communication. This book describes the growing proliferation of CMC applications and the need for new perspectives, methods and tools for research and practice. It explores the conceptual foundations of computer-mediated interaction, language action and discourse features in various CMC contexts. Uncovering the fundamental components of CMC and looking at interdisciplinary perspectives through a variety of research methods, the book is ideal for researchers, academics, and practitioners interested in information and communication technologies in respect to online social interactions and discourse
Analysis Blended learning communities
Computer-mediated communication
Computer-mediated social networking
Cultural informatics
Gendered communication
Online identity
Online learning
Relationship development and maintenance
Social computing
Virtual collaboration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Title from ebook home page (viewed Aug. 18, 2010)
Also available in print
Mode of access: Internet
Subject Telecommunication -- Social aspects.
Computer networks -- Social aspects
Internet -- Social aspects.
Interpersonal relations.
Computer networks -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Interpersonal relations.
Telecommunication -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Abels, Eileen G
Park, Jung-ran
IGI Global.
LC no. 2009053957
ISBN 9781615208289