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Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere. (2010)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S. 2010. Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere. In Dumova, T. and Fiordo, R. (eds.) Handbook of research on social interaction technologies and collaboration software: concepts and trends. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 25, pages 281-291. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-368-5.ch025

Previous researchers investigating motivations for blogging have suggested mainly intangible benefits: for instance, documenting the authors life, providing commentary and opinions, expressing deeply felt emotions, working out ideas through writing,... Read More about Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere..

Membership and activity in an online parenting community. (2010)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S. and SMITHSON, J. 2010. Membership and activity in an online parenting community. In Taiwo, R. (ed.) Handbook of research on discourse behavior and digital communication: language structures and social interaction. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 5, pages 88-103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-773-2.ch005

Recent studies have shown that British women, especially mothers of young children, spend a particularly large amount of time online. Many are logging on to parenting websites. This chapter investigates Mumsnet, a large British parenting site, and ev... Read More about Membership and activity in an online parenting community..

Challenging digital inequalities: barriers and prospects. (2008)
Book Chapter
BONNEY, N., KOMOLAFE, O. and TAIT, E. 2009. Challenging digital inequalities: barriers and prospects. In Lee, I. (ed.) Electronic business: concepts, methodologies, tools and applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 125, pages 2014-2024. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-056-1

There are substantial inequalities in access to and use of the Internet. These inequalities build on enduring social and economic inequalities that have themselves been rooted in previous rounds of the development of electronic technologies and have... Read More about Challenging digital inequalities: barriers and prospects..

The creative industries in Scotland: flexible friends or foes? (2008)
Book Chapter
MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2008. The creative industries in Scotland: flexible friends or foes? In Ross, K. and Price, S. (eds.) Popular media and communication: essays on publics, practices and processes. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pages 102-129.

While the Scottish creative sector specifically has been largely ignored in the published literature, there have been several national (i.e. UK) and international studies of women's employment in the creative or cultural industries, which indicate th... Read More about The creative industries in Scotland: flexible friends or foes?.

The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom. (2006)
Book Chapter
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and MOORE, N. 2006. The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom. In Schorr, A. and Seltmann, S. (eds.) Changing media markets in Europe and abroad: new ways of handling information and entertainment content. Lengerich: Pabst Science, pages 63-77.

This chapter discusses the role and effectiveness of UK parliamentary public information services in both servicing the needs of the general public for information about government and also in communicating positive messages about the work of governm... Read More about The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom..

Place, autonomy and the individual: short letter, long farewell, and a sorrow beyond dreams. (2005)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2005. Place, autonomy and the individual: short letter, long farewell, and a sorrow beyond dreams. In Coury, D.N and Pilipp, F. (eds.) The Works of Peter Handke. Riverside, CA: Ariadne Press. pages 46-79.

The two novels by Peter Handke which were published in Germany in 1972, Der kurze Brief zum langen Abschied (Short Letter, Long Farewell, 1977) and Wunschloses Unglück (A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, 1976), illustrate the importance of place in Handke’s wor... Read More about Place, autonomy and the individual: short letter, long farewell, and a sorrow beyond dreams..

Information interchange. (2005)
Book Chapter
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2005. Information interchange. In Fisher, K.E., Erdelez, S. and McKechnie, L.E.F. (eds.) Theories of information behavior. Medford, NJ: Information Today, pages 204-209.

This book chapter presents the authors' theory of Information Interchange. The theory draws upon the authors' earlier research on government and parliamentary information service provision, and on citizens' information behaviour, at the regional, UK... Read More about Information interchange..

Zur Kierkegaardrezeption Hermann Brochs. (2001)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2001. Zur Kierkegaardrezeption Hermann Brochs. In Krobb, F. and Strümper-Krobb, S. (eds.) Literaturvermittlung um 1900. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pages 131-146.

Kann man mit Recht überhaupt von einer Kierkegaardrezeption Hermann Brochs sprechen? Die Kategorie ‘Einfluß’ in der Sekundärforschung über Hermann Broch ist eine sehr umstrittene gewesen. Der Versuch, die theoretische Position Brochs durch die Nachfo... Read More about Zur Kierkegaardrezeption Hermann Brochs..

GDR architecture and town planning in post-unification Germany: 'Geschichtsaufarbeitung' or aesthetic autonomy? (2000)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2000. GDR architecture and town planning in post-unification Germany: 'Geschichtsaufarbeitung' or aesthetic autonomy? In Barker, P. (ed.) The GDR and its history: ruckblick und revision; die DDR im spiegel der enquete-kommissionen. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pages 185-214.

“Von meinem Übergangsburo im ehemaligen Staatsratsgebäude muß ich immer auf den Palast der Republik gucken. Der ist so monströs, daß ich da lieber ein Schloß hätte. [...] Den Befürwortern (des Schlosses) wird ja unterstellt, sie wollten – weil dann d... Read More about GDR architecture and town planning in post-unification Germany: 'Geschichtsaufarbeitung' or aesthetic autonomy?.

Citizenship information: a national survey of the citizenship information needs of the general public. (1999)
Book Chapter
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1999. Citizenship information: a national survey of the citizenship information needs of the general public. In: Bohme, S. and Spiller, D. (eds.) Perspectives of public library use 2: a compendium of survey information. Loughborough: Library and Information Statistics Unit (LISU) [online], pages 231-236. Available from: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/microsites/infosci/lisu/downloads/PPLU2.pdf

A relatively rare example of research originating from the LIS sector which ranges more widely than libraries. The survey examines the kinds of information that a sample of citizens have sought – and might in future seek – from public institutions. T... Read More about Citizenship information: a national survey of the citizenship information needs of the general public..