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  • Sprachhandlungskoordination in der Chat-Kommunikationby Michael Beißwenger

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 163.25

    The book presents a fundamental study of the coordination of language action in chat communication. It uses numerous examples to present the coordination of activity in chatting as a high-level individual project, and discusses the question of the extent to which analytical and descriptive categories which have proved their worth in conversational... more...

  • Understanding Digital Literaciesby Rodney H. Jones; Christoph A. Hafner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    Assuming no knowledge of linguistics, Understanding Digital Literacies provides an accessible and timely introduction to new media literacies. It supplies readers with the theoretical and analytical tools with which to explore the linguistic and social impact of a host of new digital literacy practices. Each chapter in the volume covers a different... more...

  • Connectivity and convergence: the uneven story of Africaby Alison Gillwald

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    The diverse set of papers in this ebook was selected from the second Communication Policy Research Africa (CPRafrica) conference organised by Research ICT Africa in association with the University of Nairobi in April 2011. The conference is part of a wider programme to develop African research excellence in the area of Information and Communication... more...

  • Narrative Landminesby Daniel Leonard Bernardi; Pauline Hope Cheong; Chris Lundry; Scott W. Ruston

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies.  Beyond face-to-face communication, this book also addresses the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. Its concern is to foster a more... more...

  • Communicating Effectively with the Chineseby Ge Gao; Stella Ting-Toomey

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 65.00 US$ 55.25

    Utilizing the `self-OTHER' perspective as a conceptual foundation, the authors portray and interpret some of the distinctive communication practices in Chinese culture. They examine how self-conception, role and hierarchy, relational dynamics and face affect ways of conducting everyday talk in Chinese culture. They explain why miscommunication between... more...

  • The Appropriation of Media in Everyday Lifeby Ruth Ayaß; Cornelia Gerhardt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    When public security organizations like fire brigades deal with emergency situations, ‘real world’ problems and phenomena are inseparably intertwined with media and communication: Not only are working practices grounded in professional knowledge, discourse and interaction, but the achievement, modification, storage, distribution and selection... more...

  • Global Media, Culture, and Identityby Rohit Chopra; Radhika Gajjala

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This edited volume examines the ways that global media shapes relations between place, culture, and identity. Through the included essays, Chopra and Gajjala offer a mix of theoretical reflections and empirical case studies that will help readers understand how the media can shape cultural identities and, conversely, how cultural formations can influence... more...

  • Die Frauen und das Netzby Birgit Kampmann; Bernhard Keller; Michael Knippelmeyer; Frank Wagner

    Gabler Verlag 2013; US$ 48.48

    Seit das Internet existiert , bestehen zwischen Frauen und Männern in Zugang und Nutzungshäufigkeit signifikante Unterschiede. Dieser Internet Gender Gap scheint heute bei jungen Frauen weitgehend beseitigt. Allerdings zeigen sich in sämtlichen Altersgruppen noch immer geschlechtsspezifische Nutzungsmuster ? selbst dort, wo neue Anwendungen vielfältigere... more...

  • Why Are We The Good Guys?by David Cromwell

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    A provocative challenge to the standard ideology that Western power is a benevolent force in the world. more...

  • Conversational Storytelling among Japanese Womenby Mariko Karatsu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 135.00

    This book presents research findings on the overall process of storytelling as a social event in Japanese everyday conversations focusing on the relationship between a story and surrounding talks, the social and cultural aspects of the participants, and the tellability of conversational stories. Focusing on the participants? verbal and nonverbal behavior... more...