20.160 call for chapters: Handbook of Research on Computer-Mediated Communication

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 06:32:48 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 160.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 06:27:01 +0100
         From: "St-Amant, Kirk" <kirk.st-amant_at_ttu.edu>
         Subject: Call for Chapter Proposals -- Edited Handbook of
Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Call for Chapters for the
Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Editors: Sigrid Kelsey, Louisiana State University and Kirk St.Amant,
Texas Tech University

Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years.
Podcasts, Email, the World Wide Web, Blackberries, cell phones, text
messaging, wireless connections, and other forms of computer mediated
communication (CMC) have transformed communication in numerous ways,
not only facilitating the speed and sometimes ease of communicating,
but redefining and shaping today's communication norms. The Handbook
of Research on Computer Mediated Communication will provide
comprehensive coverage of the most important current issues, trends,
and technologies related to professional computer mediated communication.

The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication will
feature chapters (5000- 7000 words) of a scholarly nature, written by
experts offering in-depth descriptions of concepts, issues, and
trends in various areas of CMC. The purpose of this handbook is to
provide academic articles, each focusing on a specific topic, rather
than a general treatment of CMC, keeping in mind a readership with a
varied background. This book will explore various forms of CMC
chapter by chapter and discuss the broad implications that each
medium is having on communication.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to:
- Email
- Web Sites, web pages
- Blackberries
- Podcasts, RSS
- Chatrooms
- Instant messaging
- Text messaging
- Cell phones
- Corporate blogging (may mention implications of personal blogging
in the workplace)
- Digital divide
- File sharing, peer to peer networking
- Online forums
- Computer mediated collaboration
- Wikis
- Historical aspects of CMC
- Effects of CMC on research participation
- Web Design and visual CMC

Individuals interested in submitting chapters should submit a chapter
proposal of one single-spaced page on or before September 30, 2006 to
Sigrid Kelsey at sigridkelsey_at_gmail.com (Rich Text Format or
Microsoft Word is acceptable). The proposal should include the
purpose and content of the proposed chapter and how the proposed
chapter relates to the overall objectives of the book. Upon
acceptance of their proposals, authors will have until December 31,
2006, to prepare their chapters of 5000-7000 words. Guidelines for
preparing chapters will be sent upon acceptance of proposals. This
book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by Idea Group Reference
(an imprint of Idea Group Inc.), www.ideagroup-ref.com, in 2008.

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