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Title: Electronic Emotion
Subtitle: The Mediation of Emotion via Information and Communication Technologies
Edited By: Jane Vincent
Leopoldina Fortunati
Series Title: Interdisciplinary Communication Studies. Vol. 3

Electronic emotion is the emotion lived, re-lived or discovered through
machines. It is the emotion that users of information and communication
technologies (ICTs) feel when using or not using different devices. Through
ICTs emotion is amplified, shaped, stereotyped and re-invented but at the
same time sacrificed. This book addresses a number of questions such as:
What does electronic emotion actually mean? How does emotion change when
mediated by information and communication technologies? How are the
production and the consumption of electronic and mediated emotion
articulated? What emotional investment do people express in ICTs? The
editors have brought together a distinctive group of scholars from multiple
disciplines including social sciences, linguistics and information sciences
to discuss and provide some answers to these questions.


Leopoldina Fortunati/Jane Vincent: Introduction - Leopoldina Fortunati: Old
and New Media, Old Emotion - Joachim R. Höflich: Mobile Phone Calls and
Emotional Stress - Satomi Sugiyama: Decorated Mobile Phones and Emotional
Attachment for Japanese Youths - Naomi Baron: The Myth of Impoverished
Signal: Dispelling the Spoken Language Fallacy for Emoticons in Online
Communication - Maria Bortoluzzi: An Inconvenient Truth: Multimodal
Emotions in Identity Construction - Tom Denison/Stefanie Kethers/Nicholas
McPhee: Implementing E-Research Environments: The Importance of Trust -
Jane Vincent: Emotion, My Mobile, My Identity - Giuseppina Pellegrino:
Learning from Emotions Towards ICTs: Boundary Crossing and Barriers in
Technology Appropriation.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039118668
ISBN-13: 9783039118663
Pages: 245
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