Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

by James E. Katz

Experts analyze how mobile communication is changing daily life and local culture around the world, in both industrialized and developing countries.See more details below


Experts analyze how mobile communication is changing daily life and local culture around the world, in both industrialized and developing countries.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction   James E. Katz     1
Digital Divides and Social Mobility     13
The Mobile Makes Its Mark   Lara Srivastava     15
Shrinking Fourth World? Mobiles, Development, and Inclusion   Jonathan Donner     29
Mobile Traders and Mobile Phones in Ghana   Ragnhild Overa     43
Mobile Networks: Migrant Workers in Southern China   Pui-Iam Law   Yinni Peng     55
Mobile Communication in Mexico: Policy and Popular Dimensions   Judith Mariscal   Carla Marisa Bonina     65
Reducing Illiteracy as a Barrier to Mobile Communication   Jan Chipchase     79
Health Services and Mobiles: A Case from Egypt   Patricia Mechael     91
How the Urban Poor Acquire and Give Meaning to the Mobile Phone   Lourdes M. Portus     105
Sociality and Co-presence     119
Always-On/Always-On-You: The Tethered Self   Sherry Turkle     121
The Mobile Phone's Ring   Christian Licoppe     139
Mobile Technology and the Body: Apparatgeist, Fashion, and Function   Scott Campbell     153
The Mediation of Ritual Interaction via the Mobile Telephone   Richard S. Ling     165
Adjusting the Volume: Technology and Multitasking in Discourse Control   Naomi S. Baron     177
Maintaining Co-presence: Tourists and Mobile Communication in New Zealand   Peter B. White   Naomi Rosh White     195
The Social Effects of Keitai and Personal Computer E-mail in Japan   Kakuko Miyata   Jeffrey Boase   Barry Wellman     209
Politics and Social Change     223
Mobile Media and Political Collective Action   Howard Rheingold     225
Mobile Multimedia: Uses and Social Consequences   Ilpo Koskinen     241
Mobile Communication and Sociopolitical Change in the Arab World   Mohammad Ibahrine     257
Locating the Missing Links of Mobile Communication in Japan: Sociocultural Influences on Usage by Children and the Elderly   On-Kwok Lai     273
The Effects of Mobile Telephony on Singaporean Society   Shahiraa Sahul Hameed     285
Mobile Communication and the Transformation of the Democratic Process   Kenneth J. Gergen     297
Culture and Imagination     311
Cultural Differences in Communication Technology Use: Adolescent Jews and Arabs in Israel   Gustavo Mesch   Ilan Talmud     313
"Express Yourself" and "Stay Together": The Middle-Class Indian Family   Jonathan Donner   Nimmi Rangaswamy   Molly Wright Steenson   Carolyn Wei     325
Nondevelopmental Uses of Mobile Communication in Tanzania   Thomas Molony     339
Cultural Studies of Mobile Communication   Gerard Goggin     353
Mobile Music as Environmental Control and Prosocial Entertainment   James E. Katz   Katie M. Lever   Yi-Fan Chen     367
Supernatural Mobile Communication in the Philippines and Indonesia   Bart Barendregt   Raul Pertierra     377
Boom in India: Mobile Media and Social Consequences   Madanmohan Rao   Mira Desai     389
Mobile Games and Entertainment   James E. Katz   Sophia Krzys Acord     403
Online Communities on the Move: Mobile Play in Korea   Youn-ah Kang     419
Conclusions and Future Prospects     431
Mainstreamed Mobiles in Daily Life: Perspectives and Prospects   James E. Katz     433
Afterword   Manuel Castells     447
About the Editor and Authors     453
Index     459

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