Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication (2 Volumes)

Sigrid Kelsey (Louisiana State University, USA) and Kirk St.Amant (East Carolina University, USA)
Release Date: May, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 1130
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-863-5
ISBN13: 9781599048635|ISBN10: 1599048639|EISBN13: 9781599048642
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Description & Coverage

Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms.

The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.


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

  • Blackberries
  • Cell phones
  • Chatrooms
  • Computer mediated collaboration
  • Computer mediated communication
  • Corporate blogging
  • Digital Divide
  • E-mail
  • File Sharing
  • Human Interaction
  • Online Forums
  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • Podcasts, RSS
  • Social implications of computer mediated communication
  • Text messaging
  • Web sites, Web pages
  • Wikis
Reviews and Testimonials

This publication has been indexed in the DBLP Computer Science Bibliography.


The editors of this book have taken 63 chapters of cutting-edge research and crafted them into a highly cohesive story of CMC from a multitude of perspectives for a wide range of technologies... a must for any course in mediated communication.

– Fay Sudweeks, Murdoch University, Australia

The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a book that is long overdue and sheds significant light on several aspects of CMC. I strongly recommend it.

– Bolanle Olaniran, Texas Tech University, USA

This comprehensive resource offers an exhaustive range of the many, very up-to-date aspects related to computer mediated communication. It is the world's number-one handbook in the field.

– Marc Hermeking, Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany

This is really a handbook to consult from in your daily work using CMC. It is a comprehensive collection of case work in many countries from all continents including intercultural aspects in a wide variety of applications. The solid volume covers unexpected surprises, such as deception in CMC negotiation, the psychology and identity development through personal websites, the growing culture of cyberspace, cyber bulling between adolescents, enhancement of psychotherapy through CMC, team cooperation through learning and using library services, serving disabled people. Moreover it includes linguistic aspects, not only in English. A big compliment who brought this together is extended by:
Jan Ulijn, Fellow of the Society of Communication and Jean Monnet professor of European Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture

– Jan Ulijn, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

>"Its 69 chapters are far-reaching enough to establish a foundation of knowledge across a wide range of readers."

– Book News Inc. (September 2008)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Sigrid Kelsey is a Librarian at the Louisiana State University Libraries, where she is the Electronic Reference Resources and Web Development Coordinator. Her research interests include online instruction, information literacy, information seeking behavior, and computer mediated communication. She has taught at Whitman College and for the LSU School of Library and Information Science and has worked to implement information literacy into the LSU curriculum. She also is an ex officio member of the Louisiana Library Association.
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).
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Editorial Review Board

Thomas A. Finholt
University of Michigan, USA

Susan Fussell
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Marc Hermeking
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany

Chuck Huff
St. Olaf College, USA

Peter Kastberg
Aarhus School of Business, Denmark

Donald H. Kraft
Louisiana State University, USA

Bolanle A Olaniran
Texas Tech University, USA

Fay Sudweeks
Murdoch University, Australia

Rosanna Tarsiero
Gionnethics, Italy

Jan M. Ulijn
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands