Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments (IGI Global, 2011)
Edited by Kirk St.Amant and Sigrid Kelsey with chapters by Bruce Maylath, Andrew Mara, and Miriam Mara
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.
“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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