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Digital Rhetoric and Global Literacies

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Understanding digital modes and practices of traditional rhetoric are essential in emphasizing information and interaction in human-to-human and human-computer contexts. These emerging technologies are essential in gauging information processes across global contexts. Digital Rhetoric and Global Literacies: Communication Modes and Digital Practices in the Networked World compiles relevant theoretical frameworks, current practical applications, and emerging practices of digital rhetoric. Highlighting the key principles and understandings of the underlying modes, practices, and literacies of communication, this book is a vital guide for professionals, scholars, researchers, and educators interested in finding clarity and enrichment in the diverse perspectives of digital rhetoric research.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
    1. REFERENCES
  7. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK
    3. TARGET AUDIENCE
    4. TOPICS
    5. SECTION 1: HISTORICAL, THEORETICAL, AND CONCEPTUAL PERSPECTIVES ON DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
    6. SECTION 2: PRACTICES OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES IN DIGITAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS
    7. SECTION 3: EMERGING DIGITAL COMMUNICATION IN DIGITAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS
    8. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Historical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Perspectives on Digital Communication
    1. Chapter 1: Digital Rhetoric and Globalization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: AN OVERVIEW OF DIGITAL RHETORIC, KEY TERMS AND SCHOLARS
      3. A HISTORY OF DIGITAL RHETORIC
      4. DIGITAL MEDIA AND COMPUTATION AS OBJECTS OF STUDY IN DIGITAL RHETORIC: WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DIGITAL RHETORIC
      5. MEDIATION: COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION AND DIGITAL RHETORIC
      6. HOW ACTIVITY THEORY FACILITATES THE STUDY OF DIGITAL RHETORIC
      7. HOW MULTIMODALITY, GLOBALIZATION AND INTERCULTURAL THEORIES FACILITATE DIGITAL RHETORIC
      8. CONVERGENCE: A HISTORY OF THE TERM
      9. CONVERGENCE AS A CONTINUUM MODEL FOR DIGITAL RHETORICAL CONTEXTS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Engagement Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RHETORIC AND ENGAGEMENT
      4. INTRINSIC HUMANISTIC DESIGN
      5. SCIENTIFIC DESIGN, USABILITY, AND COGNITION
      6. CONCLUSION: DEFINITION AND THE FUTURE OF ENGAGEMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Toward an Algorithmic Rhetoric
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE QUINTESSENTIAL DIGITAL RHETORIC
      3. WHAT ARE ALGORITHMS?
      4. MATTERING
      5. TOWARD AN ALGORITHMIC RHETORIC
      6. DIGITAL RHETORIC, DIGITAL LITERACY
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 4: Decoding What is Good in Code
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TOWARD A METAPHYSICS OF CODE
      4. DEFINING THINGNESS
      5. BEYOND RHETORIC?
      6. THE CASE OF BSSYM7.TTF
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: The Data Machine
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: The Persuasive Language of Action
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AN EXAMPLE TABLE-TOP ROLE PLAYING SESSION
      4. THE ROLE OF CHOICE
      5. ACTION AND REACTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Practices of Digital Communication across Cultures in Digital and Global Contexts
    1. Chapter 7: Digital and Global Literacies in Networked Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      4. DIGITAL LITERACIES, GLOBAL LITERACIES, AND NETWOWRKED COMMUNITIES
      5. SITES OF DIGITAL GLOBAL LITERACIES IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY NETWORKED COMMUNITIES
      6. CLOUD COMPUTING, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND HUMAN-TECHNOLOGY INTERACTION IN THE DIGITAL CONTEXTS
      7. CLOUD COMPUTING AND GLOBAL LITERACIES FROM THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GLOBAL CONTEXT
      8. SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES, GLOBAL LITERACIES, AND IDENTITIES
      9. GLOBAL CULTURES AND INTERCULTURAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS IN THE 21 CENTURY NETWORKED COMMUNITIES
      10. PROCESS OF KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, AND CONSUMPSION ACROSS CULTURES
      11. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVE
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 8: Developing Intercultural Competence through Glocal Activity Theory Using the Connect-Exchange Study Abroad App
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. THE NEED FOR INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE MASHING
      4. GLOCALIZATION AND STUDY ABROAD
      5. THE CONNECT-EXCHANGE STUDY ABROAD MODEL
      6. DEVELOPING THE CONNECT-EXCHANGE MOBILE APPLICATION
      7. EXTENDING THE CONNECT-EXCHANGE APP TO OTHER USER COMMUNITIES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 9: Inviting Citizen Designers to Design Digital Interface for the Democratization of Web Online Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTERFACE RE/DESIGN BY CITIZEN DESIGNERS AND DEMOCRATIZATION OF WEB ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS: AN INTRODUCTION
      3. WRITING CLASSROOMS AS CROSS-CULTURAL CONTACT ZONE: AN INTRODUCTION
      4. CURRENT DESIGN OF ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS
      5. DEVELOPING A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE TO CURRENT INTERFACE DESIGN
      6. INTERFACE RE/DESIGN AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO PERIPHERY WRITING STUDENTS
      7. USABILITY TESTS AND THEIR RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 10: Social Media in an Intercultural Writing Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 11: Digital Literacy Instruction in Afghanistan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEMS
      5. THEORIZING SOLUTIONS
      6. ENACTING SOLUTIONS
      7. IMPLICATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
  11. Section 3: Emerging Digital Communication in Digital and Global Contexts
    1. Chapter 12: Considering Chronos and Kairos in Digital Media Rhetorics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RHETORICAL CONCEPTIONS OF TIME: KAIROS AND CHRONOS
      4. TRACING TWEETS: A SITE OF INQUIRY
      5. TIME AND DIGITAL RHETORIC
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 13: A Match Made in “Outer Heaven”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIGITAL RHETORIC OF GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 14: “A Genuine Moment of Liberation for Me”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. NEW SEMIOTIC POSSIBILITIES
      5. A CRITICAL MULTIMODAL APPROACH
      6. THE STUDY
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. IMPLICATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 15: On the Condition of Anonymity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE JEOPARDY OF ANONYMITY
      4. DISEMBODIED EXHIBITIONISM
      5. TROLL PATROLLING
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 16: Embodied Digital Rhetoric
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SCREEN, OUR EMBODIED PRESENCE
      4. HUNGER IN LOS ANGELES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors