A book edited by Dr. Celia Romm Livermore
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 1, 2010
Wayne State University, USA
To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=736
The past decades have seen a transformation in the role that information technology plays as an arena for gender relations. It is not just that the roles that men and women play in society have changed, but the role that technology plays in mediating gender behavior has changed too. Moreover, the range of arenas where interactions between genders can take place has expanded, with many new arenas now possible for gender relations that did not exist a few years ago. This book on Gender and Social Computing will target the myriad of issues that are associated with this transformation.
Objective of the Book
This book will aim to provide theoretical frameworks and empirical research findings in the area of gender and social computing. The book will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the role that social computing plays in today’s world and the manner in which it affects gender relations. In particular, the Gender and Social computing book will focus on the impact of technology on gender relations in four arenas: (1) work, (2) Social networking organizations, (3) eDating, and (4) ePolitics, including the effect of information technology on gender relations in grass-root political movements, party politics, eGovernment, etc.
The target audience of this book will be professionals and researchers working in the fields of information, social studies, political science and gender research. The book will provide insights and support students, researchers, and members of the general public who are interested in the impact that technology has on gender relations and the many manifestations that the interplay between the two takes at this point in history.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:
1. IT and Gender at Work
� the behavior of men and women as on-line consumers, service providers, etc.
� the roles that men and women play in virtual teams
� the impact of gender on the IT profession
� information technology as an enabler of leadership for women in various professions,
� The effect of gender on adoption of IT in various professions
� The impact of IT on changing the work/home balance
� The ways in which IT affects the balance of power between consumers of eDating services,
� The ways that technology affects the behavior of eDaters
� The impact of culture on eDating practices
� The manner in which technology shapes different eDating environments
3. Virtual communities and social networking
� Gender relations in a social networking environments
� Gender relations in gaming communities
� Gender relations in virtual communities
� Gender relation in virtual worlds
� Gender relations in social networking environments that are supported by technologies other than the Internet (e.g., cell phones, Internet TV)
� Gender issues in IT supported party politics, including in the last US elections
� Gender differences in IT enabled grass-roots politics
� Gender issues in eVoting
� Gender issues in the politics of eGovernment
� Gender issues and the politics of cyber security
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 27, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by November 5, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 1, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.
January 1, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 8, 2010: Notification of Acceptance
February 1, 2010: Full Chapter Submission
March 15, 2010: Review Results Returned
May 1, 2010: Final Chapter Submission
June 1, 2010: Final Deadline
Inquiries and submissions should be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:
Celia Romm Livermore (PhD)
School of Business Administration
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org