1st Edition

Between the Public and Private in Mobile Communication

Edited By Ana Serrano Tellería Copyright 2017
    378 Pages
    by Routledge

    378 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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,


    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.