Email and Ethics
Style and Ethical Relations in Computer-Mediated Communications
By Emma Rooksby
Routledge – 2002 – 272 pages
E-mail and Ethics explores the ways in which interpersonal relations are affected by being conducted via computer-mediated communication.
The advent of this channel of communication has prompted a renewed investigation into the nature and value of forms of human association. Rooksby addresses these concerns in her rigorous investigation of the benefits, limitations and implications of computer-mediated communication.
With its depth of research and clarity of style, this book will be of essential interest to philosophers, scholars of communication, cultural and media studies, and all those interested in the importance and implications of computer-mediated communication.
Emma Rooksby is Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australia. Her research covers computer ethics, including on-line democracy, on-line relationship and the ethics of text-based communication. Her publications include Habitus: a sense of place (edited with Jean Hillier, Routledge, forthcoming), and 'Empathy in computer-mediated communication' in Mark Wolf (ed.) Virtual Morality (Peter Lang Publishing, forthcoming).