Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life [NOOK Book]

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Drawing on a wide range of national, regional, and international examples, this book provides the first comprehensive, accessible, and international introduction to cell phone culture and theory. Cell Phone Culture is a clear and sophisticated overview of mobile telecommunications, putting the technology in historical and technical context.
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Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life

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Overview

Drawing on a wide range of national, regional, and international examples, this book provides the first comprehensive, accessible, and international introduction to cell phone culture and theory. Cell Phone Culture is a clear and sophisticated overview of mobile telecommunications, putting the technology in historical and technical context.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136798702
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     ix
Acknowledgements     x
List of abbreviations     xii
Introduction: what do you mean 'cell phone culture'?!     1
Producing the cell phone
Making voice portable: the early history of the cell phone     19
Cool phone: Nokia, networks, and identity     41
Consuming the cell phone
Txt msg: the rise and rise of messaging cultures     65
Cellular disability: consumption, design, and access     89
Representing and regulating the cell phone
Mobile panic: health, manners, and our youth     107
Intimate connections: sex, celebrity, and the cell phone     126
Mobile convergences
On mobile photography: camera phones, moblogging, and new visual cultures     143
The third screen: mobile Internet and television     162
Next gen mobile: 3G, 4G, and the return of location     187
Conclusion: mobiles as media     205
Notes     212
Bibliography     217
Index     247
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