With at least seven billion subscriptions worldwide, the impact of mobile devices undoubtedly rivals that of television, radio, and newspapers. Mobile technologies have had—and continue to have—a profound influence on every sphere of public and private life.
Unsurprisingly, since their emergence in the late 1970s, mobile technologies have been the focus of serious scholarly study and exploration, and, as research on mobile technologies continues to grow dramatically, this new four-volume collection from Routledge provides an authoritative reference work to make sense of their defining aspects and cardinal dynamics.
Edited by three leading scholars, Mobile Technologies brings together in one easy-to-access set, the essential, ‘must-read’ Major Works on the greatest technology of our time. Goggin, Ling, and Hjorth have carefully integrated foundational texts with the most significant and pioneering new material to create an indispensable research tool and pedagogic resource.
Volume I: From the Telephone to the Mobile—Communication, Coordination, and New Connections
1. Sidney H. Aronson, ‘The Sociology of the Telephone’, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 1971, 12, 153–67.
2. Claude Fischer, ‘"Touch Someone": The Telephone Industry Discovers Sociability’, Technology and Culture, 1988, 29, 1, 32–61.
3. Ann Moyal, ‘The Gendered Use of the Telephone: An Australian Case Study’, Media, Culture and Society, 1992, 14, 51–72.
4. Diane Z. Umble, ‘The Amish and the Telephone: Resistance and Reconstruction’, in Roger Silverstone and E. Hirsch (eds.), Consuming Technologies: Media and Communication in Domestic Spaces (Routledge, 1992), pp. 184–94.
5.Sadie Plant, ‘On the Mobile: The Effects of Mobile Telephones on Social and Individual Life’ (Motorola, 2001).
6. Kenneth Gergen, ‘The Challenge of Absent Presence’, in James E. Katz and Mark Aakhus(eds.), Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 227–41.
7. Leopoldina Fortunati, ‘The Mobile Phone: Towards New Categories and Social Relations’, Information, Communication & Society, 2002, 5, 4, 513–28.
8. James E. Katz and Mark A. Aakhus, ‘Conclusion: Making Meaning of Mobiles—A Theory of Apparatgeist’, in Katz and Aakhus(eds.), Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 301–18.
9. Nicola Green, ‘On the Move: Technology, Mobility, and the Mediation of Social Time and Space’, The Information Society, 2002, 18, 281–92.
10. Leslie Haddon, ‘Domestication and Mobile Telephony’, in James E. Katz and Mark Aakhus(eds.), Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 43–56.
11. Rich Ling and Birgitte Yttri, ‘Hyper-Coordination via Mobile Phones in Norway’, in James E. Katz and Mark Aakhus(eds.), Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 139–69.
12. Emanuel A. Schegloff, Harvey Sacks, and Alexandra Weilenmann, ‘"I Can’t Talk Now, I’m in a Fitting Room": Formulating Availability and Location in Mobile-Phone Conversations’, Environment and Planning A, 2003, 35, 9, 1589–605.
13. Christian Licoppe, ‘Connected Presence: The Emergence of a New Repertoire for Managing Social Relationships in a Changing Communications Technoscape’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2004, 22, 1, 135–56.
14. Ichiyo Habuchi, ‘Accelerating Reflexivity’, in Mizuko Ito, Daishuke Okabe, and Misa Matsuda (eds.), Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life (MIT Press, 2005), pp. 165–82.
15. Robert Jensen, ‘The Digital Provide: Information (Technology), Market Performance and Welfare in the South Indian Fisheries Sector’, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007, 122, 3, 879–924.
16. Abi Jagun, Richard Heeks, and Jason Whalley, ‘The Impact of Mobile Telephony on Developing Country Micro-Enterprise: A Nigerian Case Study’, Information Technologies and International Development, 2008, 4, 4, 47–65.
Volume II: Mobile Society—Culture, Identities, and Practices
17. Genevieve Bell, ‘The Age of the Thumb: A Cultural Reading of Mobile Technologies from Asia’, in Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi, and Chris Locke (eds.), Thumb Culture: Social Trends and Mobile Phone Use (Verlag, 2005), pp. 67–88.
18. Mimi Ito, ‘Mobile Phones, Japanese Youth and the Replacement of Social Contact’, in Rich Ling and P. Pedersen (eds.), Mobile Communications: Renegotiation of the Social Sphere (Springer, 2005), pp. 131–48.
19. Misa Matsuda, ‘Mobile Communication and Selective Sociality’, in Mizuko Ito, Daishuke Okabe, and Misa Matsuda (eds.), Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life (MIT Press, 2005), pp. 123–42.
20. Jonathan Donner. ‘Blurring Livelihoods and Lives: The Social Uses of Mobile Phones and Socioeconomic Development’, Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, 2009, 4, 1, 91–101.
21. Bart Barendregt, ‘Sex, Cannibals, and the Language of Cool: Indonesian Tales of the Phone and Modernity’, The Information Society, 2008, 24, 3, 160–70.
22. Inge Brinkman, Mirjam de Bruin, and Hisham Bilal, ‘The Mobile Phone, "Modernity", and Change in Khartoum, Sudan’, in Mirjam de Bruin, Francis Nyamnjoh, and Inge Brinkman (eds.), Mobile Phones: The New Talking Drums of Everyday Africa (African Studies Centre, 2009), pp. 69–91.
23. Hiyam Hijazi-Omari and Rivka Ribak, ‘Playing with Fire: On the Domestication of the Mobile Phone Among Palestinian Teenage Girls in Israel’, Information, Communication & Society, 2008, 11, 2, 149–66.
24. Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller, ‘From Kinship to Link-up: Cell Phones and Social Networking in Jamaica’, Current Anthropology, 2005, 46, 5, 755–78.
25. Kakuko Miyata, Jeffrey Boase, and Barry Wellman, ‘The Social Effects of Keitai and PC Email in Japan’, in James E. Katz (ed.), Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies (MIT Press, 2008), pp. 209–23.
26. Scott W. Campbell, ‘A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Perceptions and Uses of Mobile Telephony’, New Media & Society, 2007, 9, 2, 343–63.
27. Amparo Lasén, ‘Affective Technologies—Emotions and Mobile Phones’, Vodafone Receiver Magazine, No. 11.
28. Jane Vincent, ‘Emotion and Mobile Phones’, in Kristof Nyiri (ed.), Mobile Democracy: Essays on Self Society and Politics (Springer Verlag, 2003), pp. 214–24.
29. Leopoldina Fortunati, ‘Mobile Phones and Fashion in Post-Modernity’, Telektronikk, 2005, 101, 3–4, 35–48.
30. Eija-Liisa Kasesniemi, ‘Message Sent: Short Messages, Long Stories’, Mobile Messages: Young People and a New Communication Culture (Tampere University Press, 2003), pp. 165–201.
31. Alex Taylor and Richard Harper, ‘The Gift of the Gab? A Design Oriented Sociology of Young People’s Use of Mobiles’, Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2005, 12, 3, 267–96.
32. Lin Prøitz, ‘Cute Boys or Game Boys? The Embodiment of Femininity and Masculinity in Young Norwegian’s Text Message Love-Projects’, Fibreculture, 2005, 6.
33. Rich Ling, Troels Fibæk Bertel, and Pål Roe Sundsøy, ‘The Socio-Demographics of Texting: An Analysis of Traffic Data’, New Media & Society, 2012, 14, 2, 281–98.
34. Gerard Goggin and Christopher Newell, ‘Disabling Cell Phones: Mobilizing and Regulating the Body’, in Anandam P. Kavoori and Noah Arceneaux (eds.), The Cell Phone Reader: Essays in Social Transformation (Peter Lang, 2006), pp. 155–72.
35. Jack Linchuan Qiu, ‘The Wireless Leash: Mobile Messaging Service as a Means of Control’, International Journal of Communication, 2007, 1, 1, 74–91.
36. Cara Wallis, ‘Mobile Phones Without Guarantees: The Promises of Technology and the Contingencies of Culture’, New Media and Society, 2011, 13, 3, 471–85.
37. Judith Nicholson, ‘Calling Dick Tracy! Calling Dick Tracy! Or, Cellphone Use, Progress, and a Racial Paradigm’, Canadian Journal of Communication, 2008, 33, 3, 379–404.
Volume III: Mobile Media—Technologies, Networks, and Intimacies
38. Michael Bull, ‘No Dead Air! The iPod and the Culture of Mobile Listening’, Leisure Studies, 2005, 24, 4, 343–55.
39. Adriana de Souza e Silva, ‘From Cyber to Hybrid: Mobile Technologies as Interfaces of Hybrid Spaces’, Space and Culture, 2006, 9, 3, 261–78.
40. James E. Katz, ‘Mobile Phones in Educational Settings’, in Kristóf Nyíri (ed.), A Sense of Place (Passagen Verlag), pp. 305–19.
41. Ilpo Koskinen, ‘Sound in Multimedia’, Mobile Multimedia in Action (Transaction Publishers, 2007), pp. 61–74.
42. Dong-Hoo Lee, ‘Women’s Creation of Camera Phone Culture’, Fibreculture Journal, 2005, 6.
43. Adriana de Souza e Silva and Larissa Hjorth, ‘Playful Urban Spaces: A Historical Approach to Mobile Games’, Simulation and Gaming, 2009, 40, 5, 602–25.
44. Larissa Hjorth, ‘The Price of Being Mobile: Youth, Gender and Mobile Media’, in Stephi Hemelryk Donald, Theresa Anderson, and Damien Spry (eds.), Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia (Routledge, 2010), pp. 73–87.
45. Kate Crawford, ‘These Foolish Things: On Intimacy and Insignificance in Mobile Media’, in Gerard Goggin and Larissa Hjorth (eds.), Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media (Routledge, 2009), pp. 252–65.
46. Gerard Goggin, ‘Adapting the Mobile Phone: The iPhone and its Consumption’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 2009, 23, 2, 231–44.
47. Noah Arceneaux, ‘All You’ll Need is a Mobile Couch: The History of Mobile Television in the United States’, in David Park, Nick Jankowski, and Steve Jones (eds.), The Long History of New Media (Peter Lang, 2011), pp. 21–36.
48. Lee Humphreys, ‘Connecting, Coordinating, Cataloguing: Communicative Practices on Mobile Social Networks’, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 2012, 56, 4, 494–510.
49. Oscar Westlund, ‘From Mobile Phone to Mobile Device: News Consumption on the Go’, Canadian Journal of Communication, 2008, 33, 3.
50. Amparo Lasén and Elena Casado, ‘Mobile Telephony and the Remediation of Couple Intimacy’, Feminist Media Studies, 2012, 12, 4, 550–9.
51. Cecilia Uy-Tioco, ‘Overseas Filipino Workers and Text Messaging: Reinventing Transnational Mothering’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 2007, 21, 2, 253–65.
52. Raul Pertierra, ‘Mobile Phones, Identity and Discursive Intimacy’, Human Technology, 2005, 1, 23–44.
53. Kane Race, ‘Speculative Pragmatism and Intimate Arrangements: Online Hook-Up Devices in Gay Life’, Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care (3 July 2014).
54. Jason Farman, ‘Mapping and Representations of Space’, Mobile Interface Theory (Routledge, 2012), pp. 35–55.
55. Mirca Madianou and Daniel Miller, ‘Polymedia: Towards a New Theory of Digital Media in Interpersonal Communication’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2013, 16, 2, 169–87.
Volume IV: Life After Mobiles—Concepts, Methods, and Debates
56. Steve Woolgar, ‘Mobiles Back to Front: Uncertainty and Danger in the Theory Technology Relation’, in Rich Ling and Pers E. Pederson (eds.), Mobile Communications: Re-Negotiation of the Social Sphere (Springer, 2005), pp. 23–44.
57. Mara Mills, ‘Hearing Things: Telephones and Auditory Theory’, in Siegfried Zielinski and David Link (eds.), Variantology 2: On the Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, 2006), pp. 229–56.
58. Ingrid Richardson, ‘Pocket Technospaces: The Bodily Incorporation of Mobile Media’, Continuum, 2007, 21, 2, 205–10.
59. Lana F. Rakow and Vija Navarro, ‘Remote Mothering and the Parallel Shift: Women Meet the Cellular Telephone’, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 1993, 10, 2, 114–57.
60. Arul Chib and Vivian Hsueh-Hua Chen, ‘Midwives with Mobiles: A Dialectical Perspective on Gender Arising from Technology Introduction in Rural Indonesia’, New Media & Society, 2011, 13, 3, 486–501.
61. Catherine Middleton, ‘Illusions of Balance and Control in an Always-on Environment: A Case Study of BlackBerry Users’, Continuum, 2007, 21, 2, 165–78.
62. Judy Wajcman, Michael Bittman, and Jude Brown, ‘Intimate Connections: The Impact of the Mobile Phone on Work Life Boundaries’, in Gerard Goggin and Lariss Hjorth (eds.), Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media (Routledge, 2009), pp. 9–22.
63. Vicente Rafael, ‘The Cell Phone and the Crowd: Messianic Politics in the Contemporary Philippines’, Public Culture, 2003, 15, 399–425.
64. Howard Rheingold, ‘Smart Mobiles: The Power of the Mobile Many’, Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution (Perseus, 2002), pp. 157–82.
65. Scott W. Campbell and Noijin Kwak, ‘Mobile Media and Civic Life: Promises and Perils for the Public Sphere’, in Gerard Goggin and Larissa Hjorth (eds.), Routledge Companion to Mobile Media (Routledge), pp. 409–18.
66. Jun Liu, ‘Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China’, Modern Asian Studies, 2013, 47, 3, 995–1018.
67. Minu Thomas and Sun Sun Lim, ‘On Maids and Mobile Phones: ICT Use by Female Migrant Workers in Singapore and its Policy Implications’, in James E. Katz (ed.), Mobile Communication: Dimensions of Social Policy (Transaction Publishers, 2011), pp. 175–90.
68. Jenny C. Aker, Christopher Ksoll, and Travis J. Lybbert, ‘Can Mobile Phones Improve Learning? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Niger’, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2012, 4, 4, 94–120.
69. Danah Boyd and Kate Crawford, ‘Critical Questions for Big Data’, Information, Communication & Society, 2012, 15, 5, 662–69.
70. Troels Fibæk Bertel, ‘"It’s Like I Trust it So Much That I Don’t Really Check Where it is I’m Going Before I Leave": Informational Uses of Smartphones Among Danish Youth’, Mobile Media & Communication, 2013, 1, 3, 299–313.
71. Jeffrey Boase and Rich Ling, ‘Measuring Mobile Phone Use: Self-report Versus Log Data’, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2013, 18, 4, 508–19.
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