Global Networks: Computers and International Communication

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Global Networks takes up the host of issues raised by the new networking technology that now links individuals, groups, and organizations in different countries and on different continents. The twenty-one contributions focus on the implementation, application, and impact of computer-mediated communication in a global context.

Previously limited to scientific research, global networks now have an impact on social, educational, and business communications. Individuals with a ...

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Overview

Global Networks takes up the host of issues raised by the new networking technology that now links individuals, groups, and organizations in different countries and on different continents. The twenty-one contributions focus on the implementation, application, and impact of computer-mediated communication in a global context.

Previously limited to scientific research, global networks now have an impact on social, educational, and business communications. Individuals with a personal computer, a modem, and some simple software can join a new social community that is based on interest, not location. Global Networks, which was written largely with the assistance of the internet, provides an understanding of the issues, opportunities,and pitfalls of this new social connectivity. It looks at how networking technology can support and augment communication and collaboration from such perspectives as policy constraints and opportunities, language differences, cross-cultural communication, and social network design.

Contributors: Linda M.

Harasim, John Quarterman, Howard Rheingold, Anne Branscomb, Lee Sproull, Sara Kiesler, Marvin Manheim, Hiroshi Ishii, Jan Walls, Michael Kirby, Catherine Murray,Andrew Feenberg, Robin Mason, Margaret Riel, Beryl Bellman, Alex Jeffrey Shapard,Lucio Teles, Howard Frederick, Mitchell Kapor, Daniel Weitzner, Shumpei Kumon,lzurni Aizu, Robert Jacobson.

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Using case studies, anecdotes, research, and analysis, 25 contributors from fields including communication, education, anthropology, linguistics, and engineering discuss the implications, opportunities, and quandaries that accompany international electronic communication, taking up such issues as privacy and legal jurisdictions, development and technology transfer, cross-cultural communication, and policy for public networks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262082228
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 423
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Harasim is a Professor in the Department of Communications at Simon Fraser University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Global Networks: An Introduction 3
2 Networlds: Networks as Social Space 15
3 The Global Matrix of Minds 35
4 A Slice of Life in My Virtual Community 57
5 Jurisdictional Quandaries for Global Networks 83
6 Computers, Networks, and Work 105
7 Integrating Global Organizations through Task/Team Support Systems 121
8 Cross-Cultural Communication and CSCW 143
9 Global Networking for Local Development: Task Focus and Relationship Focus in Cross-Cultural Communication 153
10 Information Security: At Risk? 167
11 Building a Global Network: The WBSI Experience 185
12 Computer Conferencing and the New Europe 199
13 Global Education through Learning Circles 221
14 Technology Transfer in Global Networking: Capacity Building in Africa and Latin America 237
15 Islands in the (Data)Stream: Language, Character Codes, and Electronic Isolation in Japan 255
16 Cognitive Apprenticeship on Global Networks 271
17 Computer Networks and the Emergence of Global Civil Society 283
18 Social and Industrial Policy for Public Networks: Visions for the Future 299
19 Co-Emulation: The Case for a Global Hypernetwork Society 311
20 Sailing through Cyberspace: Counting the Stars in Passing 327
21 The Global Authoring Network 343
Appendix 357
Contributors 361
Notes 369
References 377
Index 395
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