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Mobile Communications

Re-negotiation of the Social Sphere

By Rich Ling , Per E. Pedersen

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8523-3931-9
  • 484 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: January 12, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $149.00
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Full Description
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.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Mobile Communication in public vs. private space.
  3. Cultural differences in mobile communication.
  4. Psychological perspectives of mobile communication adoption and use.
  5. The linguistic aspects of mobile communication.
  6. Synthesizing text.
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