Mobile Communications: Re-negotiation of the Social Sphere / Edition 1

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This book surveys some of the broader issues associated with the adoption & use of mobile communication, & explores developing areas of inquiry. Mobile communications are looked at in the context of other types of mediated interaction, demonstrating the uniqueness of this form of communication & how it is influencing the renegotiation of the social sphere.

The book considers how mobile communication has impacted on society and reflects on how it is used (& sometimes resented) in various public & private spaces. It provides an in-depth analysis of specific areas which complement our understanding of the phenomena including:
-The psychological dimensions of mobile communication (addiction, proclivity to be disturbed by others' use of the mobile phone),
-The linguistics of mobile communication, &
-The understanding of mobile communication’s commercialisation.

A valuable addition to any researcher’s or professional’s reading material in the area of interaction of technology & society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852339319
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Series: Computer Supported Cooperative Work Series , #31
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Research Questions for the Evolving Communications Landscape.- Mobile Back to Front: Uncertainty and Danger in the Theory—Technology Relation.- Wi-Fi Networks and the Reorganization of Wireline—Wireless Relationship.- Mobile Phones as Fashion Statements: The Co-creation of Mobile Communication’s Public Meaning.- Behavioral Changes at the Mobile Workplace: A Symbolic Interactionistic Approach.- Being Mobile with the Mobile: Cellular Telephony and Renegotiations of Public Transport as Public Sphere.- Mobile Phones, Japanese Youth, and the Re-placement of Social Contact.- Phone Talk.- Mobile Camera Phones: A New Form of “Being Together” in Daily Interpersonal Communication.- Tell Me About Your Mobile and I’ll Tell You Who You Are: Israelis Talk About Themselves.- Mobile Telephone and the Presentation of Self.- “Surprisingly, Nobody Tried to Caution Her”: Perceptions of Intentionality and the Role of Social Responsibility in the Public Use of Mobile Phones.- Changing Learning and Teaching Cultures?.- Mobile Phone Addiction.- Does Personality Affect Peoples’ Attitude Towards Mobile Phone Use in Public Places?.- Tethered or Mobile? Use of Away Messages in Instant Messaging by American College Students.- Language Use in Swedish Mobile Text Messaging.- The Sociolinguistics of SMS: An Analysis of SMS Use by a Random Sample of Norwegians.- The Construction of Symbolic Values of the Mobile Phone in the Hong Kong Chinese Print Media.- Instrumentality Challenged: The Adoption of a Mobile Parking Service.- Relationship Deepening Through Mobile and Interactive Services.- The Integration of Mobile Alerts into Everyday Life.- The Wired — and Wireless — Japanese: Webphones, PCs and Social Networks.

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