[Air-L] Fwd: CFP: Edited Collection "Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments"

martine courant rife courantm at msu.edu
Sun Nov 15 15:47:38 PST 2009

One of the co-editors of this proposed edited collection asked me to
forward the CFP - so here it is.>>

Call for Chapter Proposal – Submission Deadline Nov. 30, 2009

For the Edited Collection
Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International
Interactions in Online Environments

Edited by Kirk St.Amant, East Carolina University
Sigrid Kelsey, Louisiana State University

To be published by IGI Global:

International online access has grown rapidly in recent years with the
number of global Internet users currently at just over one billion.
This increased global access, however, brings with it a variety of new
conditions and concerns that could markedly affect international
interactions in online environments.  Differences in language,
cultural communication expectations, laws, and software standards are
but some of the factors individuals need to consider when using online
media to interact with individuals from different countries and
cultures.  This collection will address these issues by exploring the
various aspects that could affect communication and comprehension in
international online interactions.

The primary objective of this text is to provide readers with in-depth
information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal,
and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges.
Through examining such topics, this collection would help readers make
more effective decisions related to the uses and design of online
media when interacting with individuals from other cultures. This
primary objective would also accomplish two secondary, but equally
important, objectives:

•       The collection would provide readers with the foundational
knowledge needed to communicate effectively with individuals from
other countries and cultures via online media.

•       The collection would provide readers with the knowledge needed
to create effective online materials for users (clients, students,
colleagues, etc.) from other countries and cultures.

Prospective subject areas and specific topics for this publication
include, but are not limited to, the following:

•       The Growth of Global Online Access

•       Language, Culture, and Online Communication

•       Technology, Compatibility, and International Online Discourse

•       Law, Policy, and International Internet Use

•       Markets, Economics, and International E-commerce

•       Globalization, Education, and Online Environments

•       Perspectives on the Future of Global Cyberspace

Prospective authors are invited to submit chapter proposals of 200-500
words on or before November 30, 2009.  In their proposal, prospective
authors should clearly explain:

•       The purpose and the contents of their proposed chapter

•       How their proposed chapter relates to the overall objectives of the book

Authors will be notified of the status of their proposal and sent
chapter organization guidelines by December 15, 2009.  Drafts of
chapters will be due by March 15, 2010.

Please send inquiries or submit material electronically (Rich Text
files) to the editor at

kirk.stamant at gmail.com

Martine Courant Rife, JD, PhD
Professor, Writing Program
Lansing Community College Communication Department
Arts & Sciences Building, 211G, 517/4839906
martinerife at gmail.com
Editor, Intellectual Property Committee/Caucus NCTE Newsletter

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