UPDATE: Lost and Found in Virtual Reality: Women and Information Technology (10/30/04; edited book)

full name / name of organization: 
Heidi Strengell
contact email: 
heidi.strengell@pp.inet.fi

The University of Lapland (Finland) will publish a book entitled Lost and
Found in Virtual Reality: Women and Information Technology. We have already
received a good number of outstanding contributions from different
countries. Some of the writers have asked for more time to complete their
essays. The deadline has therefore been extended to October 30th. We also
welcome new submissions.

The book is peer-reviewed and due for publication in spring 2005.

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From: "Heidi Strengell" <heidi.strengell_at_pp.inet.fi>
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Subject: CFP: Lost and Found in Virtual Reality: Women and Information
Technology (9/30/04; edited book)

The University of Lapland (Finland) will publish a book entitled
Lost and Found in Virtual Reality: Women and Information Technology.

As many researchers struggle to give an account of our immersion in
information and communication technology, which resonates with lived
experience, there is an increasing turn to phenomenology as a way to get
back to the actuality of these experiences. As Merleau-Ponty claims in his
famous preface in Phenomenology of Perception: "Phenomenology is a study
of essences ... But phenomenology is also a philosophy which puts essences
back into existence, and does not except to arrive at an understanding of
man
and the world from any starting point other than of their 'facticity.'" It
is
with this challenge in mind that Lost and Found in Virtual reality: Women
and Information Technology sees its task.

Contributors are sought for the above book (due for publication in
spring 2005) which aims to analyse how women construct their identities and
expertise when using information and communication technology. The
monograph will aim to develop and explore not only phenomenological analysis
and accounts but also a wide range of other approaches to the making of
identity,
such as cognition, constructivism, and consciousness studies, of
phenomena such as (but not limited to):
     - Women, media, mediating and mediation
     - Women, collaboration and cooperation
     - Women, communicating and working
     - Women, information and communication
       technology use
     - Women and virtualisation of everyday life
     - Women, connecting and being connected
     - Women, ethics and mediation
     - Women, technology, learning and improvisation
     - Women, knowledge, knowing and action

 Due date: September 30th, 2004

 Format: 20 pages, double spaced, MLA style citations.

Additional information: 1) 200-word bio, 2) full name, and 3) contact
information, including e-mail, address, and phone number.

Please, send electronic submissions (MSWord or RTF) to both editors:

 Hannakaisa Isomäki, PhD
 Professor
 Department of Reseach methodology
 University of Lapland
 P.O. BOX 122
 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
 hannakaisa.isomaki_at_ulapland.fi

 and

 Heidi Strengell, PhD, EdD
 Director
 Language Center
 University of Lapland
 P. O. BOX 122
 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
 heidi.strengell_at_ulapland.fi or
 heidi.strengell_at_pp.inet.fi

 Requests for further information (including topics) should be directed
to the editors: Hannakaisa Isomäki and Heidi Strengell.

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