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The Resource Mobile communication, Rich Ling and Jonathan Donner

Mobile communication, Rich Ling and Jonathan Donner

Label
Mobile communication
Title
Mobile communication
Statement of responsibility
Rich Ling and Jonathan Donner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • With staggering swiftness, the mobile phone has become a fixture of daily life in almost every society on earth. By the end of 2008, the world had over 4 billion mobile subscriptions. Prosperous nations boast of having more subscriptions than people. In the developing world, hundreds of millions of people without affordable access to landline telephony now have mobile handsets of their own. With a mobile in our hand many of us feel safer, more productive, and more connected to loved ones, but perhaps also more distracted and less involved with things happening immediately around us
  • Written by two leading researchers in the field, this volume presents an overview of the mobile telephone as a social and cultural phenomenon. Research is summarized and made accessible through detailed descriptions of ten mobile users from around the world. These illustrate popular debates, as well as deeper social forces at work. The book concludes by considering three themes: (1) the tighter interlacing of daily activities; (2) a revolution of control in the social sphere; and (3) the arrival of a world where the majority of its inhabitants are individually addressable, reachable, anytime, anywhere
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Ling, Richard Seyler
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Donner, Jonathan
Series statement
Digital media and society series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mobile communication systems
Target audience
adult
Label
Mobile communication, Rich Ling and Jonathan Donner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Mobile communication in everyday life: new choices, new challenges
  • 5.
  • Debates surrounding mobile communication
  • 6.
  • Conclusion: individual addressability, interlacing and the spillover of the control revolution
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Introduction: the quarter-century beyond the Maitland Commission Report
  • 2.
  • Short history of mobile communication
  • 3.
  • Mobile communication in everyday life: 3 billion new telephones
Control code
009102114
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 191 p.
Isbn
9780745644141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Mobile communication, Rich Ling and Jonathan Donner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Mobile communication in everyday life: new choices, new challenges
  • 5.
  • Debates surrounding mobile communication
  • 6.
  • Conclusion: individual addressability, interlacing and the spillover of the control revolution
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Introduction: the quarter-century beyond the Maitland Commission Report
  • 2.
  • Short history of mobile communication
  • 3.
  • Mobile communication in everyday life: 3 billion new telephones
Control code
009102114
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 191 p.
Isbn
9780745644141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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