Global Networks Monograph

Global Networks Monograph

GLOBAL NETWORKS ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

SUBJECT: NEW BOOK: GLOBAL NETWORKS Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1993 00:34:29 -0700 From: Linda_Harasim@SFU.CA To: Multiple recipients of list AFRICANA

Hello: Those of you interested in issues and applications of global networks may find the recent book, GLOBAL NETWORKS, of value. The 21 chapters written by leaders in networking from around the world, examine global networks from a range of perspectives: design, policy, cross-cultural communication, and future directions and focus on applications of global networks in education, work, and social communication. I hope that you will find Global Networks, the book, stimulating and relevant.

Cordially, Linda Harasim

GLOBAL NETWORKS: COMPUTERS AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION. Linda M. Harasim (ed.). Cambridge, Massachusetts & London, England: MIT Press, 1993




Part 1 Overview

1 Global Networks: An Introduction Linda M. Harasim

2 Networlds: Networks as Social Space Linda M. Harasim

3 The Global Matrix of Minds John S. Quarterman

4 A Slice of Life in My Virtual Community Howard Rheingold

Part 2 Issues

5 Jurisdictional Quandaries for Global Networks Anne Branscomb

6 Computers, Networks, and Work Lee Sproull and Sara Kiesler

7 Integrating Global Organizations through Task/Team Support Systems Marvin Manheim

8 Cross-Cultural Communication and CSCW Hiroshi Ishii

9 Global Networking for Local Development: Task Focus and Relationship Focus in Cross-Cultural Communication Jan Walls

10 Information Security: At Risk? Michael Kirby and Catherine Murray

Part 3 Applications

11 Building a Global Network: The WBSI Experience Andrew Feenberg

12 Computer Conferencing and the New Europe Robin Mason

13 Global Education through Learning Circles Margaret Riel

14 Technology Transfer in Global Networking: Capacity Building in Africa and Latin America Beryl Bellman, Alex Tindimubona, and Armando Arias, Jr.

15 Islands in the (Data)Stream: Language, Character Codes, and Electronic Isolation in Japan Jeffrey Shapard

16 Cognitive Apprenticeship on Global Networks Lucio Teles

17 Computer Networks and the Emergence of Global Civil Society Howard Frederick

Part 4 Visions for the Future

18 Social and Industrial Policy for Public Networks: Visions for the Future Mitchell Kapor and Daniel Weitzner

19 Co-Emulation: The Case for a Global Hypernetwork Society Shumpei Kumon and Izumi Aizu

20 Sailing through Cyberspace: Counting the Stars in Passing Robert Jacobson

21 The Global Authoring Network Linda M. Harasim and Jan

Appendix Contributors Notes References Index


From the MIT Press blurb:

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, applications, 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.

July 1993---340 pp. -- $29.95 0-262-08222-5 HARNH

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