Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments

Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments

Kirk St.Amant (East Carolina University, USA) and Sigrid Kelsey (Louisiana State University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 542
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-833-0
ISBN13: 9781609608330|ISBN10: 160960833X|EISBN13: 9781609608347
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Description:

Over one billion people access the Internet worldwide, and new problems of language, security, and culture accompany this new excess in access.

Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments provides readers with the foundational knowledge needed to communicate safely and effectively with individuals from other countries and cultures via online media. Through a closer examination of the expanded global access to the Web, this book discusses the use and design of cross-cultural digital media and the future of the field for executives, marketers, researchers, educators, and the average user.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Culture in Online Communication
  • E-Marketing to the Global Community
  • Expanding Education to Underserved Areas Online
  • Global digital divide
  • Global Standards for Online Discourse
  • Globalization of Online Environments
  • Growth of Global Online Access
  • Language in Online Communication
  • Law and Policy for International Internet Access
  • Markets, Economics, and International E-Commerce
  • The Future of Global Cyberspace
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"The entries in this collection can provide readers with the foundation needed to understand some of the aspects affecting computer-mediated communication across cultures."

– Kirk St.Amant, East Carolina University, USA

This work edited by two professors brings together 28 chapters authored by 46 international scholars and practitioners, providing an international coverage of both authors and topical coverage. Separated into three sections, the work addresses the changing nature of relationships, the emerging trends in representation, and the new context for education. Focusing not solely on education but rather on the use of computer-mediated communication for any purpose at any level, from matchmaking to collaborating to educating, whether textual, visual, or virtual, synchronous or asynchronous, this book is useful to all who currently use or are considering using computer-mediated communication with a diverse population. Raising awareness of cultural, geographic, and other differences that can occur in these communication settings, the editors have brought together experts in their specific areas to address these issues as related to computer-mediated communication. With the growing international trend for collaboration, this work will help alleviate miscommunications based on cultural differences.

– Sara Marcus
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Editor/Author Biographies
Kirk St.Amant is an Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication in the Department of English at East Carolina University. He has a background in anthropology, international government, and technical communication, and his research interests include intercultural exchanges via online media and international outsourcing. He has taught online and conventional courses in technical and professional communication and in intercultural communication for Texas Tech University, Mercer University, and James Madison University. He has also taught courses in e-commerce, distance education, and business communication in Ukraine as a part of the USAID-sponsored Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME).
Sigrid Kelsey is a Librarian at Louisiana State University. She is editor of Catholic Library World, and has co-edited several books including Best Practices for Corporate Libraries (Libraries Unlimited, 2011), and Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication (Information Science Reference, 2008). She a recipient of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Forty under 40 award (2010), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award (2010), the Louisiana Library Association (LLA) Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award (2010), and the ACRL-Louisiana Scholar Librarian of the Year Award (2009).
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Editorial Review Board

• Nicole Amare, University of Southern Alabama, USA
• Menno de Jong, University of Twente, The Netherlands
• Charles Kostelnick, Iowa State University, USA
• Paul Lyddon, University of Aizu, Japan
• Bolanle Olaniran, Texas Tech University, USA
• Pete Rive, LaunchSite, New Zealand
• Charles Sides, Fitchburg State College, USA
• Catherine Smith, East Carolina University, USA
• Michaël Steehouder, University of Twente, The Netherlands
• Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean, Greece
• Pavel Zemliansky, James Madison University, USA