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The Resource Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society, Rich Ling, (electronic book)

Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society, Rich Ling, (electronic book)

Label
Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society
Title
Taken for grantedness
Title remainder
the embedding of mobile communication into society
Statement of responsibility
Rich Ling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do we feel insulted or exasperated when our friends and family don't answer their mobile phones? If the Internet has allowed us to broaden our social world into a virtual friend-net, the mobile phone is an instrument of a more intimate social sphere. The mobile phone provides a taken-for-granted link to the people to whom we are closest; when we are without it, social and domestic disarray may result. In just a few years, the mobile phone has become central to the functioning of society. In this book, Rich Ling explores the process by which the mobile phone has become embedded in society, comparing it to earlier technologies that changed the character of our social interaction and, along the way, became taken for granted. Ling, drawing on research, interviews, and quantitative material, shows how the mobile phone (and the clock and the automobile before it) can be regarded as a social mediation technology, with a critical mass of users, a supporting ideology, changes in the social ecology, and a web of mutual expectations regarding use. By examining the similarities and synergies among these three technologies, Ling sheds a more general light on how technical systems become embedded in society and how they support social interaction within the closest sphere of friends and family."
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ling, Richard Seyler
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE9713
LC item number
.L564 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cell phones
  • Mobile communication systems
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Communication and culture
Label
Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society, Rich Ling, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
IEEEMIT819325469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 241 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262305266
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn819325469
Label
Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society, Rich Ling, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
IEEEMIT819325469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 241 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262305266
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn819325469

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