Online Social Behavior Collection: Interpersonal Relations And Social Patterns In Communication Technologies, 1st Edition

  • Jung-ran Park
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  • ISBN-10: 1615208283
  • ISBN-13: 9781615208289
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 495 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AND SOCIAL PATTERNS IN COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES: DISCOURSE NORMS, LANGUAGE STRUCTURES AND CULTURAL VARIABLLES describes the growing proliferation of CMC applications and the need for new perspectives, methods and tools for research and practice. This reference work explores the conceptual foundations of computer-mediated interaction, language action and discourse features in various CMC contexts. Uncovering the fundamental components of CMC and looking at interdisciplinary perspectives through a variety of research methods, this book is ideal for researchers, academics, and practitioners interested in information and communication technologies in respect to online social interactions and discourse.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Online Identity and Self Presentation.
2: The Paradox of Computer–Mediated Communication and Identity: Peril, Promise and Second Life.
3: Social Activism in the ‘Blackosphere’: The Jena 6 Case.
4: Textual Expectations, (Dis) Embodiment, and Social Presence in CMC.
5: Disclosure Decisions in Existing Relationships Online: Exploring Motivations for CMC Channel Choice.
6: Interpersonal Relationships and Gendered Communication.
7: Relationship Development and Maintenance in a Mediated World.
8: “Is It a Boy or a Girl?” Anonymity and Gender in Computer–Mediated Interactions.
9: Gender Style Differences in Mediated Communication.
10: Language Action and Discourse Features in CMC.
11: The Role of Metaphors in the Interpersonal Discourse of Online Forums.
12: Self and Identity in Personal Blogs: A Cross–Linguistic and Cross–Cultural Perspective.
13: Discourse Features in Nigerian Online Discussion Forums.
14: Complicating Communication in Computer Mediate Environments: A Textual Analysis of Blogs in the First–Year Writing Classroom.
15: Learning to Work Virtually: Conversational Repair as a Resource for Norm Development in Computer–Mediated Team Meetings.
16: Online Learning and Collaboration.
17: In a Virtual Classroom, Who Has a “Voice”: A Discourse Analysis of Student–Instructor Interactions in Two Second Life–Based Courses.
18: Blended Learning Communities: Relational and Identity Networks.
19: Blurring Boundaries with Computer–Mediated Communication: Academic–Personal Palimpsest as a Means of New Knowledge Production.
20: Mediated Group Development.
21: Collaborating with a (Non)Collaborator: Interpersonal Dynamics and Constructions of Identity in Graduate Online Learning.
22: Social Support and Networking and Social Technology.
23: A Cross–Cultural Comparison of American and Overseas Chinese Prenatal and Postnatal Women's Online Social Support Behavior in Two Online Message Boards.
24: Culturally Unique Social Patterns in Computer–Mediated Social Networking.
25: The Representation of National Political Freedom on Web Interface Design: A Comparative Study of Government–Based and Business–Oriented Web Sites.
26: Sharing Usability Information: A Communication Paradox.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.