[Air-L] Air-L Digest, Vol 55, Issue 31

Kevin Sherman kevin.sherman at aut.ac.nz
Wed Mar 4 14:13:30 PST 2009

I apologize in advance for the absurdity of (the scope of) this request--but can anyone point me to a good list of some of the favorite current Internet/New Media related journals. (I realize the words good and favorite in this context are fairly useless descriptors but didn't want this email to become a paper in and of itself, so thought I'd try those words out and see if they'd slip past, unnoticed...)
Thanks very much!
Kevin Sherman
Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication

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   1. communities of practice (Barry Wellman)
   2. Re: Communities of practice (brian morgan)


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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 18:34:56 -0500
From: Barry Wellman <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca>
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Folks were asking today about communities of practice in relation to ICTs.
Just so happens that our editorial team (Chris Nippert-Eng, me, Jess
Collins, Julie Amoroso) is right now putting together the final version of
the special CITASA issue of Information COmmunication and Society -- due
out this August.

Two of the papers are CoP:

Carey Sargent's study of "Local Musicians Building Global Audiences" in
Richmond & Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. You can also catch Carey
talking about her research on YouTube, and listen to her bank, pinko
communards on their own website.

Yuri Takhteyev's "Networks of Practice as Heterogeneous Actior Networks:
The Case of Software Development in Brazil." The title says it all.

Both are nice case studies combining theory, observation and reflection.


Barry Wellman

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Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:05:47 -0500 (EST)
From: "brian morgan" <morganb at geneseo.edu>
Subject: Re: [Air-L] Communities of practice
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I have found this book helpful when thinking about communities of practice: Holland, D., W. Lachicotte, D. Skinner and C. Cain.  1998.  Identity and agency in cultural worlds.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Also, Scollon, R. (2001). Mediated discourse: The nexus of practice. London: Routledge and some chapters from Jones, R. H., & Norris, S. (2005). Discourse in action: Introducing mediated discourse analysis. London [u.a.]: Routledge. 

I hope this is of assistance to you.


Brian Morgan
Ella Cline Shear School of Education
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY 14454
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