Tuesday, May 15, 2007

JCMC: double-themed special issue

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication is an open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. It has been published on the Web quarterly since June 1995.
http://jcmc.indiana.edu/

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication has just published a double-themed special issue:

Theme I: The Social, Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions of Search Engines, guest edited by Eszter Hargittai

Theme II: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Religion and Computer-Mediated Communication, guest edited by Charles Ess (with Akira Kawabata and Hiroyuki Kurosaki)

The table of contents is appended below. All current and past JCMC articles can be accessed at: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/



Contents of JCMC - Volume 12, Issue 3, April 2007


Special Theme I: The Social, Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions of Search Engines

1. The Social, Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions of Search Engines: An Introduction
- Eszter Hargittai

2. Heuristic and Systematic Use of Search Engines
- Werner Wirth, Tabea Böcking, Veronika Karnowski, and Thilo von Pape

3. In Google We Trust: Users' Decisions on Rank, Position, and Relevance
- Bing Pan, Helene Hembrooke, Thorsten Joachims, Lori Lorigo, Geri Gay, and Laura Granka

4. Searching for Culture-High and Low
- Jennifer Kayahara and Barry Wellman

5. Learning to Search and Searching to Learn: Income, Education, and Experience Online
- Philip N. Howard and Adrienne Massanari

6. Is Relevance Relevant? Market, Science, and War: Discourses of Search Engine Quality
- Elizabeth Van Couvering

7. Equal Representation by Search Engines? A Comparison of Websites across Countries and Domains
- Liwen Vaughan and Yanjun Zhang

8. Google Bombing from a Time Perspective
- Judit Bar-Ilan


Special Theme II: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Religion and Computer-Mediated Communication

9. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Religion and Computer-Mediated Communication
- Charles Ess (with Akira Kawabata and Hiroyuki Kurosaki)

10. Diaspora on the Electronic Frontier: Developing Virtual Connections with Sacred Homelands
- Christopher Helland

11. Internet Use among Religious Followers: Religious Postmodernism in Japanese Buddhism
- Kenshin Fukamizu

12. Online-Religion in Japan: Websites and Religious Counseling from a Comparative Cross-Cultural Perspective
- Akira Kawabata and Takanori Tamura

13. Conflict and Intolerance in a Web Community: Effects of a System Integrating Dialogues and Monologues
- Mitsuharu M. Watanabe

14. Who's Got the Power? Religious Authority on the Internet
- Heidi Campbell

15. Islam, Jihad, and Terrorism in Post 9/11 Arabic Discussion Boards
- Rasha A. Abdulla

16. Islam and Online Imagery on Malaysian Tourist Destination Websites
- Noor Hazarina Hashim, Jamie Murphy, and Nazlida Muhamad Hashim

17. Virtually Sacred: The Performance of Asynchronous Cyber Rituals in Online Spaces
- Stephen Jacobs

18. Technological Modernization, the Internet, and Religion in Singapore
- Randolph Kluver and Pauline H. Cheong

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