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Between the Public and Private in Mobile Communication

1st Edition

Edited by Ana Serrano Tellería


366 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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Mobile devices’ impact on daily life has raised relevant questions regarding public and private space and communication. Both the technological environment (operating systems, platforms, apps) and media ecosystems (interface design, participatory culture, social media) influence how users deal with the public and private, intimate and personal spheres. Leading researchers in communication, art, computer engineering, education, law, sociology, philosophy, and psychology here explore current methodologies for studying the dichotomy of the public and private in mobile communication, providing a foundation for further research.

Table of Contents


Ana Serrano Tellería

Part I. Reframing Theories and Methods:

1. The Phases of Mobile Communication Research

Rich Ling

2. Public, no Private in Mobile Communications (towards an Ethics of


Derrick de Kerckhove

Part II. Revisiting Traditional Issues

3. Evolving Patterns of Mobile Call Openings and Closings

Leopoldina Fortunati and Naomi Baron

4. Visual Interpersonal Communication in Daily Life: Skype as a Precursor of Perpetual Visual Contact

James E. Katz and Elisabeth Thomas Crocker

5. Of Owned, Shared, and Public Access ICTs: Constructs of Privacy and Publicness in Marginal Spaces

Cheryll Ruth R. Soriano and Ruepert Jiel Cao

Part III. Delving into the Intimacy Sphere, the Social and the Cultural Space

6. The "Smart" Women: How South Asian Women Negotiate their Social

and Cultural Space through Mobile Technology

Ishita Shruti

7. Inscribing Intimacy: Conceptual Frames for Understanding Mobile Media Affect Amparo Lasén and Larissa Hjorth

8. The Afterlife of Intimacy: Selfies, Loss and Intimate Publics

Larissa Hjorth

Part IV: The Performance of the Self, the Mobile Content and the Copyright

9. A Comparative Study between Japanese, US, Taiwanese, and Chinese Social Networking Site Users: Self-Disclosure and Network Homogeneity

Kenichi Ishii

10. Doing things with Content: The Impact of Mobile Application Interface in the Uses and Characterization of Media. Juan Miguel Aguado

Inmaculada J. Martínez and Laura Cañete

11. Copyright and User-Generated Content for Mobile Devices: News,

Entertainment and Multimedia

Javier Diìaz Noci

Part V: The New Generations on the Mobile Ecosystem

12. Educating for Privacy in the Digital and Mobile Ecosystems:

Towards a Proposed Syllabus

Ana Serrano Telleriìa, Maria Luiìsa Branco and Sandra Carina

13. Children, Online Sociability and Smartphones

Leslie Haddon

14. The Mobile Generation and Instagram Photography

Lev Manovich

Part VI: The Empowered User and the Media

15. Active Audiences: User Participation in Online Media Content

Koldo Meso and Simoìn PenÞa

16. Hashtag Wars and Networked Framing: The Private/Public Networked Protest Repertoires of Occupy on Twitter

Sharon Meraz

17. Structural Crises of Meaning and New Technologies: Reframing the Public and the Private in the News Media through the Expansion of Voices by Social Networks

Ana Serrano Tellería, JoaÞo Carlos Correia, and Heitor Costa da Lima Rocha

18. A Starting Path for a Great Future

Ana Serrano Tellería

About the Editor

Ana Serrano Tellería is Assistant Professor at University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain; a Postdoctoral Researcher at LabCom.IFP, University of Beira Interior, Portugal; Media Consultant, R+D+i Project Manager; and a journalist and performer.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of digital media. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this subject as its influence and significance grow into the twenty-first century.


To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / General
COMPUTERS / Digital Media / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies