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