this sounds interesting - but what are the conditions of this book and
articles written? will there be available for free?


On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Everton Zanella Alvarenga
<> wrote:
> (Sorry for the cross-posting, but today is Saturday.)
> *Important dates:*
> Proposals Submission Due: January 31, 2013
> Full Chapters Due: March 15, 2013
> Final Submission Due: July 1, 2013
> *Editors (to whom chapters should be sent and questions addressed):
> Pnina Fichman (fichman at <mailto:fichman at>); Noriko
> Hara (nhara at <mailto:nhara at>) Indiana
> University, Bloomington.
> *Introduction:*
> Wikipedia offers articles in 285 languages and more than 80% of
> Wikipedia articles are written in languages other than English. In
> addition, the English Wikipedia itself attracts users from all over the
> world. This global nature of Wikipedia provides a rich socio-technical
> environment to examine a wide range of international and cross-cultural
> issues. Despite the global reach of Wikipedia, most of the published
> works about Wikipedia are based on the English site. More research
> should pay attention to the global, multilingual nature of Wikipedia to
> gain a better understanding of online international cooperation, on one
> hand, and of cross-cultural variations in mass knowledge production
> processes and outcomes, on the other. The purpose of this book is to
> explore a wide range of international and cross-cultural issues as they
> are manifested on Wikipedia. We are particularly interested in research
> that takes a socio-technical perspective on the global Wikipedia and
> integrates social theory to explain online interactions. For example, we
> invite studies on online global collaboration, coordination, and
> conflict management in this rich socio-technical environment. We hope
> that these works will highlight implications for other socio-technical
> environments or extend the use and development of social theory. This
> unique publication aims to be a collection of international and
> cross-cultural research on the Wikipedia.We expect that this edited
> volume will appeal to academic researchers, graduate, and undergraduate
> students interested in Wikipedia and, more broadly, in social studies of
> information and communication technologies, as well as to Wikipedia
> contributors.
> *Recommended topics*:
> We are seeking chapters that include both empirical and conceptual work
> and soliciting innovative analysis of international and cross-cultural
> aspects of Wikipedia to be part of this book.
> Appropriate topics for chapters include (but are not limited to) the
> following list:
> ·Case studies of Wikipedia in one of the 285 languages, with special
> interest in small and medium size Wikipedias; for example, focusing on
> policies, processes, interactions or information quality
> ·Conflict and collaboration in editing international entries on any
> particular language of Wikipedia
> ·International and cross-cultural collaboration; for example,
> international cooperation in fighting vandalism
> ·Intercultural synergy across boundaries on Wikipedia or Wikimedia projects
> ·Cross-cultural studies that compare more than one Wikipedia, for
> example, focusing on:
> ·Cross-cultural comparisons of content, structures, and contributions
> ·Comparative studies of policies, interactions, and processes
> ·Efforts to understand similarities and differences across Wikipedia in
> multiple languages in user motivations, establishment and maintenance of
> local communities and challenges
> ·Comparative analysis of editing policies around the globe
> ·Information quality across two or more Wikipedia languages
> ·Comparison of scope and representation of topics across Wikipedia in
> several languages
> ·Vandalism and trolling behaviors across national and language boundaries
> Chapters are expected to have between 4000 and 5000 words (excluding
> references, figures, and tables). Only original work whose copyright is
> owned (or cleared) by the chapter authors and not considered for
> publication elsewhere can be considered for inclusion.
> *Important dates*:
> *January 31, 2013:  submit 2-3 page chapter proposals and authors’ bios
> (200 words)
> *Feb 1, 2013: receive acceptance notification
> *March 15, 2013:*submit first full chapters
> *May 15, 2013: receive reviewers’ comments
> *July 1, 2013: submit final versions
> This book is scheduled to be published by Scarecrow Press. For
> additional information, please visit
> Scarecrow Press is the publisher of, among other titles, /Digital
> Media/: /Technological and Social Challenges of the Interactive World/
> (2011). The publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.
> ******************************************
> EASA Media Anthropology Network
> For further information please contact:
> Dr. John Postill
> RMIT University, Melbourne
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> Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
> "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more
> useful than a life spent doing nothing."
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