CMC Research in Latin America and Spain: Metaanalyses From an Emergent Field

CMC Research in Latin America and Spain: Metaanalyses From an Emergent Field

Edgar Gómez Cruz (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-863-5.ch063
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Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to present a general and retrospective panorama of the CMC studies that have been done in Spain and Latin America from a critic point of view. It is divided in three blocks that show a general description of these studies, its particularities and the principal authors in Spain and Latin America. The chapter establishes a general and introductory map to the CMC studies in Ibero-America and finishes with a reflection regarding its possibilities in the future. Being Internet in general, and CMC specifically world order phenomena, the present text aims to be a contribution on the connection of the studies written in Spanish and Portuguese and those in English.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Critic: Research ethos that seeks to understand the inequalities and the power struggles within societies.

Ethnographic Methods: Techniques used to write ethnography.

Ethnographic Study: Research project developed with the use of ethnographic methods.Latin America: Cultural region understood as all of the countries south of the United States whose inhabitants speak languages of Latin roots (Spanish, Portuguese and French).

The Observatory for the Cybersociety (OCS): Independent organization and association (based in Barcelona, Spain) devoted to the study and research of information and communication technologies.

Ethnographic Study: Research project developed with the use of ethnographic methods.Latin America: Cultural region understood as all of the countries south of the United States whose inhabitants speak languages of Latin roots (Spanish, Portuguese and French).

CMC: Computer Mediated Communication. Communication between people with the use of computers and Internet (usually by connection to programs).

Ethnography: Genre of writing that presents varying degrees of qualitative and quantitative descriptions of human social phenomena, based on fieldwork.

CMC: Computer Mediated Communication. Communication between people with the use of computers and Internet (usually by connection to programs).

Ethnography: Genre of writing that presents varying degrees of qualitative and quantitative descriptions of human social phenomena, based on fieldwork.

Critic: Research ethos that seeks to understand the inequalities and the power struggles within societies.

Ethnographic Methods: Techniques used to write ethnography.

The Observatory for the Cybersociety (OCS): Independent organization and association (based in Barcelona, Spain) devoted to the study and research of information and communication technologies.

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