Computers and Writing: The Cyborg Era

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Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004 - Computers - 304 pages
In this book, James A. Inman explores the landscape of the contemporary computers and writing community. Its six chapters engage critical issues, including redefining the community's generally accepted history, connecting its contemporary innovators with its long-standing spirit of innovation, advocating for increased access and diversity, and more. Between chapters, readers will find "Community Voices" sections, which provide a snapshot of the contemporary computers and writing community and introduce, in a non-hierarchical form, more than 100 of its members from around the world, in their own voices.

Computers and Writing: The Cyborg Era features a simultaneous emphasis on individuals, communities, and contexts they share; a creative rethinking of the character and values of the computers and writing community; a holistic exploration of meaning-making; and an activist approach to pedagogy. It is a must-read book for anyone interested in rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy, including faculty, graduate students, and colleagues in professions outside the academy.

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MONICA T. WHITTY is Lecturer in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast. She lectures on cyberpsychology, social psychology and qualitative methods. Her major research interests include online dating, cyber-relationships, Internet infidelity, identity, misrepresentation of self online, cyberstalking, cyberethics, and Internet and email surveillance in the workplace. She is author of "Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships "(with Adrian N. Carr).
ANDREA J. BAKER is a Sociology Professor at Ohio University. She has studied online relationships since 1997, collecting data for the 1998 paper, "Cyberspace Couples Finding Romance Online Then Meeting for the First Time in Real Life," She is author of "Double Click: Romance and Commitment of Online Couples" which is about 89 couples that met in chat rooms, forums and dating sites. Her interests include online communication and virtual communities.
JAMES A. INMAN is at the College of Law, University of Tennessee. He teaches and researches on rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy. His previous books include "Technology and English Studies: Innovative Professional Paths" (with Beth L. Hewett), "Computers and Writing: The Cyborg Era," and "Electronic Collaboration in the Humanities: Issues and Options" (with Cheryl Reed and Peter Sands)

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