Knowing Through Asynchronous Time and Space: A Phenomenological Study of Cultural Differences in Online Interaction

Knowing Through Asynchronous Time and Space: A Phenomenological Study of Cultural Differences in Online Interaction

Ping Yang (Denison University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-833-0.ch008
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Abstract

This chapter reports the results of a study that employed phenomenological and dialectical perspectives to explore cultural differences in computer-mediated communication. An analysis of the dialectic of minimization and amplification manifested in students’ online experiences and the significance of contextual variations, power structures, and other features of online interactions allow us to see the processual, relational, and contradictory nature of cultural differences online. They also provide information that can facilitate more effective intercultural online interactions in the future.
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Cultural Differences And Computer-Mediated Communication

Two sets of research are related to the study on cultural differences in intercultural online interactions presented in this chapter. These sets of research are studies on cultural variability and studies on computer-mediated communication. These two strands of previous research provide the theoretical foundation for the research examined here.

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