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-> roommate for Euro SLS?
     by Bernice Hausman 
-> Call for papers
     by waynevm@mac.com

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Date: 29 Jan 2002 11:49:45 -0800
From: Bernice Hausman 
Subject: roommate for Euro SLS?

Hi everyone:

I'm making plans to go to Aarhus for the European SLS conference in
May and am wondering if anyone is looking for a roomate for the
conference.

If you are interested, please respond to me ASAP at bhausman@vt.edu
(and not to the entire list).

Bernice Hausman
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Bernice L. Hausman
Associate Professor
English Department
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg VA 24061-0112

bhausman@vt.edu
http://athena.english.vt.edu/~hausman/hausman.html
540-231-5076
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Date: 29 Jan 2002 16:23:30 -0800
From: waynevm@mac.com
Subject: Call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference on
CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION
(CATaC'02)
12-15 July 2002
University of Montral, Quebec, Canada
http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac02/

Conference theme:
The Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology

The powers of the Nets can be construed in many ways - political,
economic,
and social. Power can also be construed in terms of Foucault's "positive
power" and Bourdieu's notion of "cultural capital" - decentered  forms
of
power that encourage "voluntary" submission, such as English as a
_lingua
franca_ on the Net.  Similarly, Hofstede's category of "power distance"
points to the role of status in encouraging technology diffusion, as
low-status persons seek to emulate high-status persons.  Through these
diverse forms of power, the language(s) and media of the Net may reshape
the cultural assumptions of its globally-distributed users - thus
raising
the dangers of "computer-mediated colonisation"  ("Disneyfication" - a
la
Cees Hamelink).

This biennial conference series aims to provide an international forum
for
the  presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on how diverse
cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of information and
communication technologies (ICT).  "Cultural attitudes" here includes
cultural values and communicative preferences that may be embedded in
both
the content and form of ICT - thus threatening to make ICT less the
agent
of a promised democratic global village and more an agent of cultural
homogenisation and imperialism. The conference series brings together
scholars from around the globe who provide diverse perspectives, both in
terms of the specific culture(s) they highlight in their presentations
and
discussions, and in terms of the discipline(s) through which they
approach
the conference theme.

The first conference in the series was held in London in 1998
(http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac98/). For an overview of
the
themes and presentations of CATaC'98, see
http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac98/01_ess.html. The second
conference in the series was held in Perth in 2000
(http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac00/).

Original full papers (especially those which connect theoretical
frameworks
with specific examples of cultural values, practices, etc.) and short
papers (e.g. describing current research projects and preliminary
results)
are invited. Papers should articulate the connections between specific
cultural values as well as current and/or possible future communicative
practices involving information and communication technologies. We seek
papers which, taken together, will help readers, researchers, and
practitioners of computer-mediated communication - especially in the
service of "electronic democracy" - better understand the role of
diverse
cultural attitudes as hindering and/or furthering the implementation of
global computer communications systems.

Topics of particular interested include but are not limited to:

- - Impact of information and communication technologies on local and
indigenous languages and cultures.
- - Politics of the electronic global village in democratising or
preserving
hierarchy.
- - Communicative attitudes and practices in industrialised and
industrialising countries.
- - Role of gender in cultural expectations regarding appropriate
communicative behaviours.
- - Ethical issues related to information and communication
technologies, 
and
the impact on culture and communication behaviours.
- - Issues of social justice raised by the dual problems of "the digital
divide" and "computer-mediated colonisation," including theoretical and
practical ways of overcoming these problems.

SUBMISSIONS

All submissions will be peer reviewed by an international panel of
scholars
and researchers. There will be the opportunity for selected papers to
appear in special issues of journals and a book. Papers in previous
conferences have appeared in special issues of a number of journals
(Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de
Communication, AI and Society Journal, Javnost- The Public, Journal of
Computer Mediated Communication, and New Media and Society) and a book,
"Culture, Technology, Communication: towards an Intercultural Global
Village", edited by Charles Ess with Fay Sudweeks, SUNY Press, New York,
2001.

Initial submissions are to be emailed to catac@it.murdoch.edu.au as an
attachment (Word, HTML, PDF). Guidelines for submission, including
templates, are on the web site. Submission of a paper implies that it
has
not been submitted or published elsewhere. At least one author of each
accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference.

Important Dates

Full papers: 15 March 2002
Short papers: 29 March 2002
Notification of acceptance: 5 April 2002
Final formatted papers: 26 April 2002

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Susan Herring (Associate Professor of Information Science, Adjunct
Associate Professor of Linguistics, Indiana University): "The language
of
the Internet: English dominance or heteroglossia"

COMMITTEE
CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS
    Charles Ess, Drury University, USA, ejcrec@lib.drury.edu
    Fay Sudweeks, Murdoch University, Australia, catac@it.murdoch.edu.au
CONFERENCE VICE-CHAIR
    Lorna Heaton, University of Montreal, Canada, lheaton@videotron.ca
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
    Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, Open University, UK
    Tom Addison, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Phil Agre, University of California San Diego, USA
    Poline Bala, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
    Steve Benson, Edith Cowan University, Australia
    Gunilla Bradley, Mid Sweden University/Ume University, Sweden
    Hans-Jrgen Bucher, Universitt Trier, Germany
    Michael Dahan, Israel
    Dineh Davis, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    Gretchen Ferris Schl, College of William and Mary, USA
    John Gammack, Murdoch University, Australia
    Satinder Gill, Centre for Knowledge and Innovation Research, Finland
      and Stanford University, USA
    Sara Gwynn, University of the West of England, UK
    Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    Herbert Hrachovec, University of Vienna, Austria
    Jeremy Hunsinger, Virginia Tech, USA
    Lawrie Hunter, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
    Steve Jones, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
    Helen Nissenbaum, Princeton University, USA
    Leslie Regan Shade, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Gill Sellar, Edith Cowan University, Australia
    David Silver, University of Washington, USA
    Malin Sveningsson, Linkping University, Sweden
    Peter Sy, University of the Philippines, Philippines
    Wal Taylor, University of Central Queensland, Australia
    Richard Thomas, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Leslie Tkach, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    Arun-Kumar Tripathi, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
    Alexander Voiskounsky, Moscow University, Russia
    Andrew Turk, Murdoch University, Australia
    Yvonne Waern, Linkping University, Sweden
    Ann Willis, Edith Cowan University, Australia

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CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference on

CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION

(CATaC'02)

12-15 July 2002

University of Montral, Quebec, Canada

1A1A,1A1A,FFFFhttp://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac02/

Conference theme:

The Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology

The powers of the Nets can be construed in many ways - political,
economic,

and social. Power can also be construed in terms of Foucault's
"positive

power" and Bourdieu's notion of "cultural capital" - decentered  forms
of

power that encourage "voluntary" submission, such as English as a
_lingua

franca_ on the Net.  Similarly, Hofstede's category of "power distance"

points to the role of status in encouraging technology diffusion, as

low-status persons seek to emulate high-status persons.  Through these

diverse forms of power, the language(s) and media of the Net may
reshape

the cultural assumptions of its globally-distributed users - thus
raising

the dangers of "computer-mediated colonisation"  ("Disneyfication" - a
la

Cees Hamelink).

This biennial conference series aims to provide an international forum
for

the  presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on how
diverse

cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of information and

communication technologies (ICT).  "Cultural attitudes" here includes

cultural values and communicative preferences that may be embedded in
both

the content and form of ICT - thus threatening to make ICT less the
agent

of a promised democratic global village and more an agent of cultural

homogenisation and imperialism. The conference series brings together

scholars from around the globe who provide diverse perspectives, both
in

terms of the specific culture(s) they highlight in their presentations
and

discussions, and in terms of the discipline(s) through which they
approach

the conference theme.

The first conference in the series was held in London in 1998

(1A1A,1A1A,FFFFhttp://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac98/).
For an overview of the

themes and presentations of CATaC'98, see

1A1A,1A1A,FFFFhttp://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac98/01_ess.html.
The second

conference in the series was held in Perth in 2000

(1A1A,1A1A,FFFFhttp://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac00/).

Original full papers (especially those which connect theoretical
frameworks

with specific examples of cultural values, practices, etc.) and short

papers (e.g. describing current research projects and preliminary
results)

are invited. Papers should articulate the connections between specific

cultural values as well as current and/or possible future communicative

practices involving information and communication technologies. We seek

papers which, taken together, will help readers, researchers, and

practitioners of computer-mediated communication - especially in the

service of "electronic democracy" - better understand the role of
diverse

cultural attitudes as hindering and/or furthering the implementation of

global computer communications systems.

Topics of particular interested include but are not limited to:

- - Impact of information and communication technologies on local and

indigenous languages and cultures.

- - Politics of the electronic global village in democratising or
preserving

hierarchy.

- - Communicative attitudes and practices in industrialised and

industrialising countries.

- - Role of gender in cultural expectations regarding appropriate

communicative behaviours.

- - Ethical issues related to information and communication
technologies, and

the impact on culture and communication behaviours.

- - Issues of social justice raised by the dual problems of "the digital

divide" and "computer-mediated colonisation," including theoretical and

practical ways of overcoming these problems.

SUBMISSIONS

All submissions will be peer reviewed by an international panel of
scholars

and researchers. There will be the opportunity for selected papers to

appear in special issues of journals and a book. Papers in previous

conferences have appeared in special issues of a number of journals

(Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de

Communication, AI and Society Journal, Javnost- The Public, Journal of

Computer Mediated Communication, and New Media and Society) and a book,

"Culture, Technology, Communication: towards an Intercultural Global

Village", edited by Charles Ess with Fay Sudweeks, SUNY Press, New
York, 2001.

Initial submissions are to be emailed to catac@it.murdoch.edu.au as an

attachment (Word, HTML, PDF). Guidelines for submission, including

templates, are on the web site. Submission of a paper implies that it
has

not been submitted or published elsewhere. At least one author of each

accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference.

Important Dates

Full papers: 15 March 2002

Short papers: 29 March 2002

Notification of acceptance: 5 April 2002

Final formatted papers: 26 April 2002

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Susan Herring (Associate Professor of Information Science, Adjunct

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Indiana University): "The language
of

the Internet: English dominance or heteroglossia"

COMMITTEE

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

   Charles Ess, Drury University, USA, ejcrec@lib.drury.edu

   Fay Sudweeks, Murdoch University, Australia, catac@it.murdoch.edu.au

CONFERENCE VICE-CHAIR

   Lorna Heaton, University of Montreal, Canada, lheaton@videotron.ca

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

   Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, Open University, UK

   Tom Addison, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

   Phil Agre, University of California San Diego, USA

   Poline Bala, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

   Steve Benson, Edith Cowan University, Australia

   Gunilla Bradley, Mid Sweden University/Ume University, Sweden

   Hans-Jrgen Bucher, Universitt Trier, Germany

   Michael Dahan, Israel

   Dineh Davis, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

   Gretchen Ferris Schl, College of William and Mary, USA

   John Gammack, Murdoch University, Australia

   Satinder Gill, Centre for Knowledge and Innovation Research, Finland

     and Stanford University, USA

   Sara Gwynn, University of the West of England, UK

   Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

   Herbert Hrachovec, University of Vienna, Austria

   Jeremy Hunsinger, Virginia Tech, USA

   Lawrie Hunter, Kochi University of Technology, Japan

   Steve Jones, University of Illinois Chicago, USA

   Helen Nissenbaum, Princeton University, USA

   Leslie Regan Shade, University of Ottawa, Canada

   Gill Sellar, Edith Cowan University, Australia

   David Silver, University of Washington, USA

   Malin Sveningsson, Linkping University, Sweden

   Peter Sy, University of the Philippines, Philippines

   Wal Taylor, University of Central Queensland, Australia

   Richard Thomas, University of Western Australia, Australia

   Leslie Tkach, University of Tsukuba, Japan

   Arun-Kumar Tripathi, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

   Alexander Voiskounsky, Moscow University, Russia

   Andrew Turk, Murdoch University, Australia

   Yvonne Waern, Linkping University, Sweden

   Ann Willis, Edith Cowan University, Australia
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