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Contextual Approaches in Communication

Edited By Corina Daba-Buzoianu, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Contexual Approaches in Communication is a collection of papers by researchers from several different institutions on a wide range of communication issues: social responsibility, social media, cyberbullying, interpersonal communication, gender issues and the impact of Facebook, advertising, television and mobese cameras. The book addresses educators, researchers, social students and teachers and it will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a communication context.
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Communicative Ecology and Digital Environment (Analyses on the Effects and Barriers of Interpersonal Communication)



Ecology is known as a scientific discipline, which refers to the interactions and relations of the living based upon their extrinsic characteristics, and which is used to classify them. Communicative/communication ecology, a concept that emerged in the 1970s, refers to the frequency of preference of one communication instrument over another and to the relation established by an individual between these two communication instruments. The fact that an individual prefers a certain communication instrument over another gives us information about the lifestyle and communication behaviours of that individual. The relationship between communication ecology and the digital environment is a phenomenon that belongs to the new communication age. The rapid self-perpetuation of new communication technologies brings along ever-changing communication channels and new communication styles. The use of different communication channels, which emerged with new communication technologies, may create positive results in efficiency of interpersonal communication, but it may also cause negative results in terms of communication barriers.

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