The Cell Phone Reader: Essays in Social Transformation / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820479194
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/24/2006
  • Series: Digital Formations Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Theorizing cell phones
The little big blender : how the cellphone integrates the digital and the physical, everywhere 9
Interfaces of hybrid spaces 19
The cell phone : an artifact of popular culture and a tool of the public sphere 45
Life in the nomos : stress, emotional maintenance and coordination via the mobile telephone in intact families 61
Tsunami mobilizations : considering the role of mobile and digital communication devices, citizen journalism, and the mass media 85
Sect. 2 Identity politics and/of/ in the cell phone
Cstng A pwr4l spLL : D evOLshn f SMS (Casting a powerful spell : the evolution of SMS) 107
Can you fear me now? : cell phones and the American horror film 125
Texting the faith : religious users and cell phone culture 139
Disabling cell phones 155
Do you know the importance of a skypager? : telecommunications, African-Americans and popular culture 173
Sect. 3 International perspectives
Mobile sociality in urban Morocco 189
Culture, organization, and contradiction in the social construction of technology : adoption and use of the cell phone across three cultures 205
The cell phone as a cultural technology : lessons from the Indian case 227
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