[Air-l] CFP: Interpersonal Internet
nbaym at ku.edu
Wed May 30 08:39:07 PDT 2001
CALL FOR PAPERS
EJC/REC: Electronic Journal of Communication/
La Revue Electronique de Communication
The Interpersonal Internet
Internet research has often focused on individuals or groups; in
contrast, dyadic interpersonal relationships have received relatively
scant attention. Yet an emerging body of evidence suggests that one
of the Internet's primary appeals is its ability to facilitate
relational development and maintenance. While this effect has been
documented, we know very little about the actual formation and
maintenance of relationships in and around online contexts. This
special issue of the Electronic Journal of Communication will
spotlight interpersonal relationships and the Internet. We welcome
work from any research tradition that offers new findings based on
well-grounded research and that relates those findings to existing
knowledge where appropriate. Submissions are invited that address
questions such as (but by no means limited to):
How are relationships developed face-to-face maintained,
negotiated, or transformed through the Internet?
How is Internet use situated in offline interpersonal relational contexts?
How do relationships develop within online contexts?
How do differences amongst Internet contexts and forms give rise
to differences in interpersonal relationships or communication
Manuscripts should be prepared following guidelines of the American
Psychological Association (4th ed.). Authors should be careful to
remove all personal references from the manuscript to allow for blind
review. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. After
acceptance both a hard copy and an electronic copy will be required.
Deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is September 1, 2001.
Authors are invited to discuss possible contributions with the Guest
Editor prior to submission.
Authors should submit manuscripts to the Guest Editor:
Department of Communication Studies
University of Kansas
email: nbaym at ku.edu
snail mail: 102 Bailey, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
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