[Air-l] rurality and CMC

Michael Gurstein mgurst at vcn.bc.ca
Tue Mar 19 05:27:03 PST 2002

Its time I guess for my periodic plug...

There has been a lot of discussion on the nature of "community" (rural and
otherwise) in the context of Internet communications on the Community
Informatics list that I host.  Archives and sign up can be accessed through
http://www.vcn.bc.ca/lists/communityinformatics .

Also, you might want to be in touch with Ken Pigg <PiggK at missouri.edu> of
the Rural Sociology Department in the University of Missouri, Columbia who
has given and undertaken a great deal of thought and research on these

Mike Gurstein

Michael Gurstein, Ph.D.
(Visiting) Professor: School of Management
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ

-----Original Message-----
From: air-l-admin at aoir.org [mailto:air-l-admin at aoir.org]On Behalf Of
Mary L. Gray
Sent: March 18, 2002 12:24 AM
To: AIR List
Subject: [Air-l] rurality and CMC

hello folks,

as long as i've been posting up a storm (for me anyhow), i thought i might
ask if anyone's been thinking about or knows work on rethinking U.S.
non-urban or rural spaces in relation to CMC? how has the notion of rurality
been affected by access and lack of access to the Net? are people in rural
sociology or other disciplines thinking about rurality differently because
of these technologies?

i'm guessing there's some pile of literature out there i just haven't run
across yet (but, it's right under my nose, yes?)

any thoughts/cites would be much appreciated.

Mary L. Gray <mlgray at ucsd.edu>
Department of Communication
University of California, San Diego
mail:   PO Box 4004, Louisville, KY 40204

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