Technologies of Despair and Hope: Liberatory Potentials and Practices of CMC in the Middle East

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  • Charles Ess,

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    1. Received his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University. Ess has received awards for teaching excellence and scholarship, and a national award for his work in hypermedia. He has published in comparative and applied ethics, history of philosophy, feminist biblical studies, and interdisciplinary approaches to Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), including two edited volumes for SUNY Press, most recently, with Fay Sudweeks, Culture, Technology, Communication: Towards an Intercultural Global Village (2001). Ess has authored and edited several publications on Internet research ethics, and chairs the ethics working committee of the Association of Internet Researchers (http://www.aoir.org), whose report on ethical guidelines and decision-making procedures for Internet researchers was recently endorsed by AoIR.
      Address:Interdisciplinary Studies Center, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Ave, Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA. Phone: (417) 873-7230. Fax: (417) 873-7435.
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  • Fay Sudweeks

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    1. Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Murdoch University, Australia, and teaches Organizational Informatics and Internet Studies. She received a Bachelor degree (Psychology and Sociology) and a Master's (Cognitive Science) degree from the University of New South Wales. Her current research interests are social, cultural and economic aspects of computer-mediated communication and CSCW, group dynamics, and e-commerce. She has published more than a dozen edited books and proceedings, and 50 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media and Society, WebNet Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, and Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations. She has given lectures in Israel, Sweden, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and Germany.
      Address: School of Information Technology, Murdoch University, Murdoch WA 6150, Australia. Phone: (+618) 9360-2364. Fax: (+618) 9360-2941.
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Address:Interdisciplinary Studies Center, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Ave, Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA. Phone: (417) 873-7230. Fax: (417) 873-7435.

Address: School of Information Technology, Murdoch University, Murdoch WA 6150, Australia. Phone: (+618) 9360-2364. Fax: (+618) 9360-2941.

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