Computer-mediated Communication in Personal Relationships by Kevin B. Wright,Lynne M. Webb

Computer-mediated Communication in Personal Relationships
  • Title : Computer-mediated Communication in Personal Relationships
  • Author : Kevin B. Wright,Lynne M. Webb
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • ISBN Code : 9781433110818
  • Pages : 411
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  • Language : English
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Kevin B. Wright (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is Professor in Communication at the University of Oklahoma. His research examines interpersonal communication, social support related to health outcomes, and computer-mediated relationships. He coauthored Health Communication in the 21st Century, and his research appears in over 45 book chapters and journal articles, including the Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Communication Quarterly Journal of Applied Communication Research, Health Communication, and the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. --


The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology by S. Shyam Sundar

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology
  • Title : The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology
  • Author : S. Shyam Sundar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118413369
  • Pages : 600
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology offers an unparalleled source for seminal and cutting-edge research on the psychological aspects of communicating with and via emergent media technologies, with leading scholars providing insights that advance our knowledge on human-technology interactions. • A uniquely focused review of extensive research on technology and digital media from a psychological perspective • Authoritative chapters by leading scholars studying psychological aspects of communication technologies • Covers all forms of media from Smartphones to Robotics, from Social Media to Virtual Reality • Explores the psychology behind our use and abuse of modern communication technologies • New theories and empirical findings about ways in which our lives are transformed by digital media


Maintaining Relationships Through Communication by Daniel J. Canary,Marianne Dainton

Maintaining Relationships Through Communication
  • Title : Maintaining Relationships Through Communication
  • Author : Daniel J. Canary,Marianne Dainton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135642893
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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Relational maintenance provides a rallying point for those seeking to discover the behaviors that individuals utilize to sustain their personal relationships. Theoretical models, research programs, and specific studies have examined how people in a variety of close relationships choose to define and maintain those relationships. In addition, relational maintenance turns our attention to communicative processes that help people sustain their close relationships. In this collection, editors Daniel J. Canary and Marianne Dainton focus on the communicative processes critical to the maintenance and enhancement of personal relationships. The volume considers variations in maintaining different types of personal relationships; structural constraints on relationship maintenance; and cultural variations in relational maintenance. Contributions to the volume cover a broad range of relational types, including romantic relationships, family relationships, long-distance relationships, workplace relationships, and Gay and Lesbian relationships, among others. Maintaining Relationships Through Communication: Relational, Contextual, and Cultural Variations synthesizes current research in relationship maintenance, emphasizes the ways that behaviors vary in their maintenance functions across relational contexts, discusses alternative explanations for maintaining relationships, and presents avenues for future research. As such, it is intended for students and scholars studying interpersonal communication and personal relationships.


The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology by Thomas M. Holtgraves

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology
  • Author : Thomas M. Holtgraves
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199838631
  • Pages : 549
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  • Language : English
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Language pervades everything we do as social beings. It is, in fact, difficult to disentangle language from social life, and hence its importance is often missed. The emergence of new communication technologies makes this even more striking. People come to "know" one another through these interactions without ever having met face-to-face. How? Through the words they use and the way they use them. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology is a unique and innovative compilation of research that lies at the intersection of language and social psychology. Language is viewed as a social activity, and to understand this complex human activity requires a consideration of its social psychological underpinnings. Moreover, as a social activity, the use and in fact the existence of language has implications for a host of traditional social psychological processes. Hence, there is a reciprocal relationship between language and social psychology, and it is this reciprocal relationship that defines the essence of this handbook. The handbook is divided into six sections. The first two sections focus on the social underpinnings of language, that is, the social coordination required to use language, as well as the manner in which language and broad social dimensions such as culture mutually constitute one another. The next two sections consider the implications of language for a host of traditional social psychological topics, including both intraindividual (e.g., attribution) and interindividual (e.g., intergroup relations) processes. The fifth section examines the role of language in the creation of meaning, and the final section includes chapters documenting the importance of the language-social psychology interface for a number of applied areas.


Social Media and Personal Relationships by D. Chambers

Social Media and Personal Relationships
  • Title : Social Media and Personal Relationships
  • Author : D. Chambers
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137314443
  • Pages : 219
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book explores how digital communication generates new intimacies and meanings of friendship in a networked society, developing a theory of mediated intimacies to explain how social media contributes to dramatic changes in our ideas about personal relationships, through themes of self, youth, families, digital dating and online social capital.


Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication by Kelsey, Sigrid,St.Amant, Kirk

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication
  • Title : Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication
  • Author : Kelsey, Sigrid,St.Amant, Kirk
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • ISBN Code : 1599048647
  • Pages : 1130
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.


The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication by Mark L. Knapp,John A. Daly

The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
  • Title : The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
  • Author : Mark L. Knapp,John A. Daly
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1506318959
  • Pages : 800
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  • Language : English
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The revised Fourth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication delivers a clear, comprehensive, and exciting overview of the field of interpersonal communication. It offers graduate students and faculty an important, state-of-the-art reference work in which well-known experts summarize theory and current research. The editors also explore key issues in the field, including personal relationships, computer-mediated communication, language, personality, skills, nonverbal communication, and communication across a person's life span. This updated handbook covers a wide range of established and emerging topics, including: Biological and Physiological Processes Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Studying Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal Communication in Work, Family, Intercultural, and Health Contexts Supportive and Divisive Transactions Social Networks Editors Mark L. Knapp and John A. Daly have significantly contributed to the field of interpersonal communication with this important reference work—a must-have for students and scholars.


A First Look at Communication Theory by Em Griffin

A First Look at Communication Theory
  • Title : A First Look at Communication Theory
  • Author : Em Griffin
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 486
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  • Language : English
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Explores the communication theories at different levels. This book includes 33 theories to strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches.


A First Look at Communication Theory by Emory A. Griffin

A First Look at Communication Theory
  • Title : A First Look at Communication Theory
  • Author : Emory A. Griffin
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 526
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  • Language : English
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The most widely-used textbook for the communication theory course, A First Look at Communication Theory analyzes the major communication theories at a level that is appropriate for both lower- and upper-level courses. The 33 theories represented in the text reflect a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches.


Computer-Mediated Communication by James W. Chesebro,Donald G. Bonsall

Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Title : Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Author : James W. Chesebro,Donald G. Bonsall
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780608051246
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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Computer Mediated Communication by Crispin Thurlow,Laura Lengel,Alice Tomic,Laura B. Lengel

Computer Mediated Communication
  • Title : Computer Mediated Communication
  • Author : Crispin Thurlow,Laura Lengel,Alice Tomic,Laura B. Lengel
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 9780761949541
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This title offers students a task-based introduction to the nature of computer-mediated communication and the impact of the internet on social interaction and hence on identities, relationships and communities.


Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age by St.Amant, Kirk

Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age
  • Title : Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age
  • Author : St.Amant, Kirk
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • ISBN Code : 1599042150
  • Pages : 362
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  • Language : English
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"This book provides readers with in-depth information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges. It provides information that implements effective decisions related to the uses and designs of online media when interacting with individuals from other cultures"--Provided by publisher.


Health Communication in the 21st Century by Kevin B. Wright,Lisa Sparks,H. Dan O'Hair

Health Communication in the 21st Century
  • Title : Health Communication in the 21st Century
  • Author : Kevin B. Wright,Lisa Sparks,H. Dan O'Hair
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118339835
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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This popular and engaging text on health communication is now revised and updated in a second edition that incorporates recent research and boasts new material on topics such as crisis communication, social disparities in health, and systemic reform. Fully revised second edition of this popular and authoritative text Includes fresh material on topics such as crisis communication, health care reform, global health issues, and political issues in health communication New case studies, examples, and updated glossary keep the work relevant and student-friendly Provides effective strategies for healthcare organizations and individuals in communicating with patients Updated and enhanced online resources, including PowerPoint slides, test bank, and instructors manual, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/wright


Social Information Seeking by Chirag Shah

Social Information Seeking
  • Title : Social Information Seeking
  • Author : Chirag Shah
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 331956756X
  • Pages : 177
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  • Language : English
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This volume summarizes the author’s work on social information seeking (SIS), and at the same time serves as an introduction to the topic. Sometimes also referred to as social search or social information retrieval, this is a relatively new area of study concerned with the seeking and acquiring of information from social spaces on the Internet. It involves studying situations, motivations, and methods involved in seeking and sharing of information in participatory online social sites, such as Yahoo! Answers, WikiAnswers, and Twitter, as well as building systems for supporting such activities. The first part of the book introduces various foundational concepts, including information seeking, social media, and social networking. As such it provides the necessary basis to then discuss how those aspects could intertwine in different ways to create methods, tools, and opportunities for supporting and leveraging SIS. Next, Part II discusses the social dimension and primarily examines the online question-answering activity. Part III then emphasizes the collaborative aspect of information seeking, and examines what happens when social and collaborative dimensions are considered together. Lastly, Part IV provides a synthesis by consolidating methods, systems, and evaluation techniques related to social and collaborative information seeking. The book is completed by a list of challenges and opportunities for both theoretical and practical SIS work. The book is intended mainly for researchers and graduate students looking for an introduction to this new field, as well as developers and system designers interested in building interactive information retrieval systems or social/community-driven interfaces.


Interpersonal Communication by Charles R. Berger

Interpersonal Communication
  • Title : Interpersonal Communication
  • Author : Charles R. Berger
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110276798
  • Pages : 626
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Interpersonal communication has been studied in terms of both communication functions and specialized contexts. This handbook comprehensively covers the field including research on processes of social influence, the role of communication in the development, maintenance and decline of close personal relationships, nonverbal communication, cognitive approaches, communication and conflict, bargaining and negotiation, health communication, organizational socialization and supervisor-subordinate communication, social networks, and technologically-mediated interpersonal communication. Two chapters are dedicated to research methods in the field. The handbook includes chapters by widely recognized and respected scholars in the field.


Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology by Adam Joinson

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology
  • Title : Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology
  • Author : Adam Joinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198568002
  • Pages : 508
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  • Language : English
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Over one billion people use the Internet globally. Psychologists are beginning to understand what people do online, and the impact being online has on behaviour. It's making us re-think many of our existing assumptions about what it means to be a social being. For instance, if we can talk, flirt, meet people and fall in love online, this challenges many of psychology's theories that intimacy or understanding requires physical co-presence."The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" brings together many of the leading researchers in what can be termed 'Internet Psychology'. Though a very new area of research, it is growing at a phenomenal pace. In addition to well-studied areas of investigation, such as social identity theory, computer-mediated communication and virtual communities, the volume also includes chapters on topics as diverse as deception and misrepresentation, attitude change and persuasion online, Internetaddiction, online relationships, privacy and trust, health and leisure use of the Internet, and the nature of interactivity.With over 30 chapters written by experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled, and serves to define this emerging area of research. Uniquely, this content is supported by an entire section covering the use of the Internet as a research tool, including qualitative and quantitative methods, online survey design, personality testing, ethics, and technological and design issues. While it is likely to be a popular research resource to be 'dipped into', as a whole volume it iscoherent and compelling enough to act as a single text book."The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" is the definitive text on this burgeoning field. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in the psychological aspects of Internet use, or planning to conduct research using the 'net'.


Handbook of Interpersonal Communication by Gerd Antos,Eija Ventola

Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
  • Title : Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
  • Author : Gerd Antos,Eija Ventola
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 3110211394
  • Pages : 658
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  • Language : English
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Interpersonal communication (IC) is a continuous game between the interacting interactants. It is a give and take - a continuous, dynamic flow that is linguistically realized as discourse as an on-going sequence of interactants' moves. Interpersonal communication is produced and interpreted by acting linguistically, and this makes it a fascinating research area. The handbook, Interpersonal Communication , examines how interactants manage to exchange facts, ideas, views, opinions, beliefs, emotion, etc. by using the linguistic systems and the resources they offer. In interpersonal communication, the fine-tuning of individuals' use of the linguistic resources is continuously probed. The language used in interpersonal communication enhances social relations between interactants and keeps the interaction on the normal track. When interaction gets off the track, linguistic miscommunication may also destroy social relationships. This volume is essentially concerned with this fine-tuning in discourse, and how it is achieved among various interactant groups. The volume departs from the following fundamental questions: How do interpersonal relations manifest themselves in language? What is the role of language in developing and maintaining relationships in interpersonal communication? What types of problems occur in interpersonal communication and what kind of strategies and means are used to solve them? How does linguistically realized interpersonal communication interact with other semiotic modes? Interpersonal communication is seen and researched from the perspective of what is being said or written, and how it is realized in various generic forms. The current research also gives attention to other semiotic modes which interact with the linguistic modes. It is not just the social roles of interactants in groups, the possible media available, the non-verbal behaviors, the varying contextual frames for communication, but primarily the actual linguistic manifestations that we need to focus upon when we want to have a full picture of what is going on in human interpersonal communication. It is this linguistic perspective that the volume aims to present to all researchers interested in IC. The volume offers an overview of the theories, methods, tools, and resources of linguistically-oriented approaches, e.g. from the fields of linguistics, social psychology, sociology, and semiotics, for the purpose of integration and further development of the interests in IC., Topics e.g.: Orientation to interaction as primarily linguistically realized processes Expertise on theorizing and analyzing cultural and situational contexts where linguistic processes are realized Expertise on handling language corpora Expertise on theorizing and analyzing interaction types as genres Orientation to an integrated view of linguistic and non-linguistic participant activities and of how interactants generate meanings and interact with space Expertise on researching the management of the linguistic flow in interaction and its successfulness.


Computer-Mediated Relationships and Trust: Managerial and Organizational Effects by Brennan, Linda L.,Johnson, Victoria E.

Computer-Mediated Relationships and Trust: Managerial and Organizational Effects
  • Title : Computer-Mediated Relationships and Trust: Managerial and Organizational Effects
  • Author : Brennan, Linda L.,Johnson, Victoria E.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • ISBN Code : 1599044978
  • Pages : 322
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  • Language : English
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Examines trust in a third dimension. Considers how building trust is different for managers developing "virtual" relationships. Examines the way remote workers are managed; electronic commerce is used to sell products and services to unseen consumers; and how IT is relied on to interface with organizations, virtual or otherwise.


Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty-First-Century University by Timothy D. Stephen,Teresa M. Harrison,Timothy Stephen

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty-First-Century University
  • Title : Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty-First-Century University
  • Author : Timothy D. Stephen,Teresa M. Harrison,Timothy Stephen
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780791428535
  • Pages : 468
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An essay collection addressing computer networking and scholarly communication in higher education offers a broad array of insights from the technical and academic points of view. Many of the 25 contributors have been influential in establishing computer mediated communication in their universities and colleges. Their advice and experience cover on-line costs, administration, research issues, classroom networking across the curriculum, electronic library resources, and even a brief introduction to "navigating the network." Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Social Computing and Social Media by Gabriele Meiselwitz

Social Computing and Social Media
  • Title : Social Computing and Social Media
  • Author : Gabriele Meiselwitz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319076329
  • Pages : 605
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  • Language : English
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2014, held as part of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2014, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in June 2014, jointly with 13 other thematically conferences. The total of 1476 papers and 220 posters presented at the HCII 2014 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4766 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The 56 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on designing and evaluating social computing and social media; designing, analyzing and visualizing social networks; online communities and engagement; presence and self in social media; social media, games, gamification and entertainment.


Researching Interpersonal Relationships by Jimmie Manning,Adrianne Kunkel

Researching Interpersonal Relationships
  • Title : Researching Interpersonal Relationships
  • Author : Jimmie Manning,Adrianne Kunkel
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1483314189
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Researching Interpersonal Relationships: Qualitative Methods, Studies, and Analysis, by Jimmie Manning and Adrianne Kunkel, explores and demonstrates methodological tools and theories used to guide relationships research, especially studies of interpersonal communication. Featuring chapters illustrated by research studies conducted by leading communication scholars, this book introduces both classic and cutting-edge methodological approaches to qualitative inquiry and analysis. Each chapter highlights a particular method, context, and analytical tool. Through the methodological and analytical overviews, illustrative research studies, and post-study interviews with the researchers, readers can better understand how qualitative research approaches can expand and solidify understandings of personal relationships.


Researching Interpersonal Relationships by Jimmie Manning,Adrianne Kunkel

Researching Interpersonal Relationships
  • Title : Researching Interpersonal Relationships
  • Author : Jimmie Manning,Adrianne Kunkel
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1483314189
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Researching Interpersonal Relationships: Qualitative Methods, Studies, and Analysis, by Jimmie Manning and Adrianne Kunkel, explores and demonstrates methodological tools and theories used to guide relationships research, especially studies of interpersonal communication. Featuring chapters illustrated by research studies conducted by leading communication scholars, this book introduces both classic and cutting-edge methodological approaches to qualitative inquiry and analysis. Each chapter highlights a particular method, context, and analytical tool. Through the methodological and analytical overviews, illustrative research studies, and post-study interviews with the researchers, readers can better understand how qualitative research approaches can expand and solidify understandings of personal relationships.


The Corporate Blog as an Emerging Genre of Computer-mediated Communication by Cornelius Puschmann

The Corporate Blog as an Emerging Genre of Computer-mediated Communication
  • Title : The Corporate Blog as an Emerging Genre of Computer-mediated Communication
  • Author : Cornelius Puschmann
  • Publisher : Universitätsverlag Göttingen
  • ISBN Code : 3941875558
  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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"Digital technology is increasingly impacting how we keep informed, how we communicate professionally and privately, and how we initiate and maintain relationships with others. The function and meaning of new forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC) is not always clear to users on the onset and must be negotiated by communities, institutions and individuals alike. Are chat rooms and virtual environments suitable for business communication? Is email increasingly a channel for work-related, formal communication and thus "for old people", as especially young Internet users flock to Social Networking Sites (SNSs)? Cornelius Puschmann examines the linguistic and rhetorical properties of the weblog, another relatively young genre of CMC, to determine its function in private and professional (business) communication. He approaches the question of what functions blogs realize for authors and readers and argues that corporate blogs, which, like blogs by private individuals, are a highly diverse in terms of their form, function and intended audience, essentially mimic key characteristics of private blogs in order to appear open, non-persuasive and personal, all essential qualities for companies that wish to make a positive impression on their constituents"--Publisher's description.


Interpersonal Relationships in Education: From Theory to Practice by David Zandvliet,Perry den Brok,Tim Mainhard

Interpersonal Relationships in Education: From Theory to Practice
  • Title : Interpersonal Relationships in Education: From Theory to Practice
  • Author : David Zandvliet,Perry den Brok,Tim Mainhard
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9462097011
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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This book brings together recent research on interpersonal relationships in education from a variety of perspectives including research from Europe, North America and Australia. The work clearly demonstrates that positive teacher-student relationships can contribute to student learning in classrooms of various types. Productive learning environments are characterized by supportive and warm interactions throughout the class: teacher-student and student-student. Similarly, at the school level, teacher learning thrives when there are positive and mentoring interrelationships among professional colleagues. Work on this book began with a series of formative presentations at the second International Conference on Interpersonal Relationships in Education (ICIRE 2012) held in Vancouver, Canada, an event that included among others, keynote addresses by David Berliner, Andrew Martin and Mieke Brekelmans. Further collaboration and peer review by the editorial team resulted in the collection of original research that this book comprises. The volume (while eclectic) demonstrates how constructive learning environment relationships can be developed and sustained in a variety of settings. Chapter contributions come from a range of fields including educational and social psychology, teacher and school effectiveness research, communication and language studies, and a variety of related fields. Together, they cover the important influence of the relationships of teachers with individual students, relationships among peers, and the relationships between teachers and their professional colleagues.


Business Communication by Sethi

Business Communication
  • Title : Business Communication
  • Author : Sethi
  • Publisher : Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN Code : 9780070146617
  • Pages : 294
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Communication Theories for Everyday Life by John R. Baldwin,Stephen D. Perry,Mary Anne Moffitt

Communication Theories for Everyday Life
  • Title : Communication Theories for Everyday Life
  • Author : John R. Baldwin,Stephen D. Perry,Mary Anne Moffitt
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Communication Theories for Everyday Life introduces readers to the complexities of theories in communication studies, mass communication, and public relations, emphasizing their connection to everyday life. Instead of utilizing a "theory-a-day" approach, this text cuts across content areas and clusters related theories, making them easier for readers to process and apply to real-life situations. Communication Theories for Everyday Life also addresses theories in emerging areas and growing fields, such as media research, organizational communication, and computer-mediated communication, while still featuring the traditional theories that always have defined the field. Features: Contextualizes theory with an introductory chapter in each of the main content areas that introduces the theories and research in the field, showing students how the theories developed. Features new theories and subject areas not present in most traditional communication theory textbooks, including new interactive technologies, feminist scholarship, British cultural studies, semiotics, postmodernism, and critical race theory. Emphasizes the application of some theories across many subject areas through headings in the form of questions that encourage students to process material and explore for themselves how theories and content apply to their lives. Uses case-study chapters that demonstrate to students how each subject area would use theory to solve or understand issues in everyday life. Reviews theories for the three main genres of communication - communication studies, mass communication, and public relations - with balanced coverage, examining the unique contributions each area has made to the field of communication as a whole. Page 1 of 1


Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam

Bowling Alone
  • Title : Bowling Alone
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0743219031
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone, which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement." Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures -- whether they be PTA, church, or political parties -- have disintegrated. Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe. Like defining works from the past, such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society, and like the works of C. Wright Mills and Betty Friedan, Putnam's Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do.


Work's Intimacy by Melissa Gregg

Work's Intimacy
  • Title : Work's Intimacy
  • Author : Melissa Gregg
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0745637469
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book provides a long-overdue account of online technology and its impact on the work and lifestyles of professional employees. It moves between the offices and homes of workers in the knew "knowledge" economy to provide intimate insight into the personal, family, and wider social tensions emerging in today’s rapidly changing work environment. Drawing on her extensive research, Gregg shows that new media technologies encourage and exacerbate an older tendency among salaried professionals to put work at the heart of daily concerns, often at the expense of other sources of intimacy and fulfillment. New media technologies from mobile phones to laptops and tablet computers, have been marketed as devices that give us the freedom to work where we want, when we want, but little attention has been paid to the consequences of this shift, which has seen work move out of the office and into cafés, trains, living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. This professional "presence bleed" leads to work concerns impinging on the personal lives of employees in new and unforseen ways. This groundbreaking book explores how aspiring and established professionals each try to cope with the unprecedented intimacy of technologically-mediated work, and how its seductions seem poised to triumph over the few remaining relationships that may stand in its way.


Under-Studied Relationships by Julia T. Wood,Steve Duck

Under-Studied Relationships
  • Title : Under-Studied Relationships
  • Author : Julia T. Wood,Steve Duck
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The diverse and emergent forms of relationships, increasingly evident in today's society, are the focus of this volume. Outstanding researchers discuss relationships that are often overlooked in the literature, including: lesbian and gay; cultural minority; long-lasting marriages; non-marital cohabitation; long-distance; friendships developed through computer networks; and work relationships which are simultaneously hierarchical and friendly.


The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies by William H. Dutton

The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies
  • Author : William H. Dutton
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191641189
  • Pages : 632
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Internet Studies has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary fields to emerge over the last decade. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students in this area, bringing together leading scholarly perspectives on how the Internet has been studied and how the research agenda should be pursued in the future. The Handbook aims to focus on Internet Studies as an emerging field, each chapter seeking to provide a synthesis and critical assessment of the research in a particular area. Topics covered include social perspectives on the technology of the Internet, its role in everyday life and work, implications for communication, power, and influence, and the governance and regulation of the Internet. The Handbook is a landmark in this new interdisciplinary field, not only helping to strengthen research on the key questions, but also shape research, policy, and practice across many disciplines that are finding the Internet and its political, economic, cultural, and other societal implications increasingly central to their own key areas of inquiry.


The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships by Anita L. Vangelisti,Daniel Perlman

The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships
  • Title : The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships
  • Author : Anita L. Vangelisti,Daniel Perlman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521826179
  • Pages : 891
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships serves as a benchmark of the current state of scholarship in this dynamic field synthesizing the extant theoretical and empirical literature, tracing its historical roots, and making recommendations for future directions. The volume addresses a broad range of established and emerging topics including: theoretical and methodological issues that influence the study of personal relationships; research and theory on relationship development, the nature and functions of personal relationships across the lifespan; individual differences and their influences on relationships; relationship processes such as cognition, emotion, and communication; relational qualities such as satisfaction and commitment; environmental influences on personal relationships; and maintenance and repair of relationships. The authors are experts from a variety of disciplines including several subfields of psychology, communication, family studies and sociology who have made major contributions to the understanding of relationships.


Maintaining Long-Distance and Cross-Residential Relationships by Laura Stafford

Maintaining Long-Distance and Cross-Residential Relationships
  • Title : Maintaining Long-Distance and Cross-Residential Relationships
  • Author : Laura Stafford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135607974
  • Pages : 672
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This thought-provoking volume offers an innovative and intriguing approach to the study of long-distance relationships. Author Laura Stafford examines romantic long-distance relationships and then expands the conception of long-distance relationships to include other relational types. She summarizes literature across the social sciences on various types of long-distance relationships and extracts themes and patterns across the relational types. In so doing, she reconsiders approaches to and offers an expanded vision of relational maintenance. By expanding her scope beyond romantic relationships, Stafford includes those that span residences and relational types, such as noncustodial parent-child and geographically and residentially separated adult children and parents. She contends that face-to-face interaction is not necessary to maintain healthy relationships, and questions the assumption that maintaining, rather than terminating, a particular relationship is always best for the involved parties. With its interdisciplinary approach to challenging commonly held assumptions about communication and close relationships, Maintaining Long-Distance and Cross-Residential Relationships will be engaging reading for scholars in communication, psychology, sociology, mass communication, and family studies. It is also appropriate for special topics graduate courses on long-distance relationships and human communication, and will serve as a unique supplemental text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in interpersonal, relational, and family communication and family studies.


Psychological Abstracts by American psychological association

Psychological Abstracts
  • Title : Psychological Abstracts
  • Author : American psychological association
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication by Brian H. Spitzberg,William R. Cupach

The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication
  • Title : The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication
  • Author : Brian H. Spitzberg,William R. Cupach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135597685
  • Pages : 360
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication examines the multifunctional ways in which seemingly productive communication can be destructive—and vice versa—and explores the many ways in which dysfunctional interpersonal communication operates across a variety of personal relationship contexts. This second edition of Brian Spitzberg and William Cupach’s classic volume presents new chapters and topics, along with updates of several chapters in the earlier edition, all in the context of surveying the scholarly landscape for new and important avenues of investigation. Offering much new content, this volume features internationally renowned scholars addressing such compelling topics as uncertainty and secrecy in relationships; the role of negotiating self in cyberspace; criticism and complaints; teasing and bullying; infidelity and relational transgressions; revenge; and adolescent physical aggression toward parents. The chapters are organized thematically and offer a range of perspectives from both junior scholars and seasoned academics. By posing questions at the micro and macro levels, The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication draws closer to a perspective in which the darker sides and brighter sides of human experience are better integrated in theory and research. Appropriate for scholars, practitioners, and students in communication, social psychology, sociology, counseling, conflict, personal relationships, and related areas, this book is also useful as a text in graduate courses on interpersonal communication, ethics, and other special topics.


Digitized Lives by T.V. Reed

Digitized Lives
  • Title : Digitized Lives
  • Author : T.V. Reed
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136689966
  • Pages : 238
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In a remarkably short period of time the Internet and associated digital communication technologies have deeply changed the way millions of people around the globe live their lives. But what is the nature of that impact? In chapters examining a broad range of issues—including sexuality, politics, education, race, gender relations, the environment, and social protest movements—Digitized Lives seeks answers to these central questions: What is truly new about so-called "new media," and what is just hype? How have our lives been made better or worse by digital communication technologies? In what ways can these devices and practices contribute to a richer cultural landscape and a more sustainable society? Cutting through the vast—and often contradictory—literature on these topics, Reed avoids both techno-hype and techno-pessimism, offering instead succinct, witty and insightful discussions of how digital communication is impacting our lives and reshaping the major social issues of our era. The book argues that making sense of digitized culture means looking past the glossy surface of techno gear to ask deeper questions about how we can utilize technology to create a more socially, politically, and economically just world. Companion website available at: culturalpolitics.net/digital_cultures


Language and Gender Differences in Computer-Mediated Communication. An Analysis in German Newsgroups by Anja Benthin

Language and Gender Differences in Computer-Mediated Communication. An Analysis in German Newsgroups
  • Title : Language and Gender Differences in Computer-Mediated Communication. An Analysis in German Newsgroups
  • Author : Anja Benthin
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3656954208
  • Pages : 26
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2, University of Frankfurt (Main), course: Language and Gender, language: English, abstract: As the internet, with its ever-growing number of internet users, is becoming increasingly influential in our society, the ways of interacting online are also growing in importance. Many users seem to believe that the internet is a medium where they are able to communicate freely regardless of their appearance, social status or their gender. As a result computer mediated communication (CMC) should differ greatly compared to face-to-face communication, because of the possibility of staying anonymous and not revealing one’s true identity. This would lead one to think that women and men can participate equally online i.e. in chat rooms and newsgroups as their true gender is invisible to other users.


Understanding Digital Culture by Vincent Miller

Understanding Digital Culture
  • Title : Understanding Digital Culture
  • Author : Vincent Miller
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 9781446246481
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"This is an outstanding book. It is one of only a few scholarly texts that successfully combine a nuanced theoretical understanding of the digital age with empirical case studies of contemporary media culture. The scope is impressive, ranging from questions of digital inequality to emergent forms of cyberpolitics." - Nick Gane, York University "Well written, very up-to-date with a good balance of examples and theory. It′s good to have all the major issues covered in one book." - Peter Millard, Portsmouth University "This is just the text I was looking for to enable first year undergraduates to develop their critical understanding of the technologies they have embedded so completely in their lives." - Chris Simpson, University College of St Mark & St John This is more than just another book on Internet studies. Tracing the pervasive influence of ′digital culture′ throughout contemporary life, this text integrates socio-economic understandings of the ′information society′ with the cultural studies approach to production, use, and consumption of digital media and multimedia. Refreshingly readable and packed with examples from profiling databases and mashups to cybersex and the truth about social networking, Understanding Digital Culture: Crosses disciplines to give a balanced account of the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society. Illuminates the increasing importance of mobile, wireless and converged media technologies in everyday life. Unpacks how the information society is transforming and challenging traditional notions of crime, resistance, war and protest, community, intimacy and belonging. Charts the changing cultural forms associated with new media and its consumption, including music, gaming, microblogging and online identity. Illustrates the above through a series of contemporary, in-depth case studies of digital culture. This is the perfect text for students looking for a full account of the information society, virtual cultures, sociology of the Internet and new media.


Under-Studied Relationships by Julia T. Wood,Steve Duck

Under-Studied Relationships
  • Title : Under-Studied Relationships
  • Author : Julia T. Wood,Steve Duck
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The diverse and emergent forms of relationships, increasingly evident in today's society, are the focus of this volume. Outstanding researchers discuss relationships that are often overlooked in the literature, including: lesbian and gay; cultural minority; long-lasting marriages; non-marital cohabitation; long-distance; friendships developed through computer networks; and work relationships which are simultaneously hierarchical and friendly.


Computer-Mediated Communication by John Sherblom

Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Title : Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Author : John Sherblom
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781516530656
  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is one of the most exciting areas of study in the communication discipline today. Computer technology is rapidly changing the way we communicate, allowing us to simultaneously be both connected and mobile. This connected mobility changes not only our communication ability but our relational expectations as well. Participating in CMC through texting, tweeting, Snapchat, email, FaceTime, social media, or video-conferencing is unavoidable in the 21st century. Computer-Mediated Communication: Approaches and Perspectives describes five approaches and multiple perspectives on the influences of this technologically-mediated communication on interpersonal and social relationships. The five approaches examine the constraints, experience, language, opportunities, and implications of CMC. The book develops these approaches through the perspectives of media richness, naturalness, affordances, domestication, presence, social presence, propinquity, social information processing, hyperpersonal relationships, social identity model of deindividuation effects, virtual identities, virtual networks and teams, virtual communities, the Proteus effect, actor networks, and media niches. The book develops each perspective through a description, illustration, critique, and analysis of usefulness. Each chapter contains a computer-mediated communication ethics challenge, discussion questions, glossary of terms, and references for further reading. As such, Computer-Mediated Communication is an excellent textbook for courses in computer or technologically mediated communication. John C. Sherblom is a professor emeritus of communication and journalism at the University of Maine. He is past editor of The Journal of Business Communication and of Communication Research Reports. He has published numerous refereed journal articles on computer-mediated communication and interpersonal communication.


Loners, Losers, Freaks, and Geeks by Susan Michelle Wildermuth

Loners, Losers, Freaks, and Geeks
  • Title : Loners, Losers, Freaks, and Geeks
  • Author : Susan Michelle Wildermuth
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 558
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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