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Mobile Technologies

From Telecommunications to Media, 1st Edition

Edited by Gerard Goggin, Larissa Hjorth


298 pages

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In light of emerging forms of software, interfaces, cultures of uses, and media practices associated with mobile media, this collection investigates the various ways in which mobile media is developing in different cultural, linguistic, social, and national settings. Specifically, contributors consider the promises and politics of mobile media and its role in the dynamic social and gender relations configured in the boundaries between public and private spheres. The collection is genuinely interdisciplinary, as well as international in its range, with contributors and studies from China, Japan, Korea, Italy, Norway, France, Belgium, Britain, and Australia.

Table of Contents

Part I: Reprising Mobile Theory Chapter 1: "The Question of Mobile Media" Gerard Goggin and Larissa Hjorth Chapter 2: "Intimate Connections: The Impact of the Mobile Phone on Work Life Boundaries" Judy Wajcman, Michael Bittman and Jude Brown Chapter 3: "Gender and the Mobile Phone" Leopoldina Fortunati Part II: Youth, Families, and the Politics of Generations Chapter 4: "Children’s Broadening Use of Mobile Phones" Leslie Haddon and Jane Vincent Chapter 5: "Mobile Communication and Teen Emancipation" Rich Ling Chapter 6: "Mobile Media and the Transformation of Family" Misa Matsuda Chapter 7: "Purikura as a Social Management Tool" Daisuke Okabe, Mizuko Ito, Aico Shimizu and Jan Chipchase Part III: Mobiles in the Field of Media Chapter 8: "Mobile Media on Low-Cost Handsets: The Resiliency of Text Messaging among Small Enterprises in India (and Beyond)" Jonathan Donner Chapter 9: "Innovations at the Edge: The Impact of Mobile Technologies on the Character of the Internet" Harmeet Sawnhey Chapter 10: "Media Contents in Mobiles: Comparing Video, Audio and Text" Virpi Oksman Chapter 11: "New Economics for the New Media" Stuart Cunningham and Jason Potts Chapter 12: "Domesticating New Media: A Discussion on Locating Mobile Media" Larissa Hjorth Part IV: Renewing Media Forms Chapter 13: "Back to the Future: The Past and Present of Mobile TV" Gabriele Balbi and Benedetta Prario Chapter 14: "Net_Dérive: Conceiving and Producing a Locative Media Artwork" Atau Tanaka and Petra Gemeinboeck Chapter 15: "Mobile News in Chinese Newspaper Groups: A Case Study of Yunnan Daily Press Group" Liu Cheng and Axel Bruns Chapter 16: "Re-inventing Newspapers in a Digital Era: The Mobile E-Paper" Wendy Van den Broeck, Bram Lievens and Jo Pierson Part V: Mobile Imaginings Chapter 17: "Face to Face: Avatars and Mobile Identities" Kathy Cleland Chapter 18: "Re-imagining Urban Space: Mobility, Connectivity, and a Sense of Place" Dong-Hoo Lee Chapter 19: "These Foolish Things: On Intimacy and Insignificance in Mobile Media" Kate Crawford Chapter 20: "Mobility, Memory and Identity" Nicola Green

About the Editors

Gerard Goggin is Professor of Digital Communication and deputy director of the Journalism and Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales. His books include Mobile Phone Cultures (2008), Cell Phone Culture (2006), Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia (2004), Digital Disability (2003). Larissa Hjorth is a lecturer and artist in the Games and Digital Art programs at RMIT University, Melbourne. Hjorth has published widely on mobile media in the Asia-Pacific region in journals such as Journal of Intercultural Studies, Continuum, ACCESS, Convergence, Fibreculture and Southern Review.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

Cultural and media studies are now well-established as important academic disciplines and are inspiring new research into a wide range of pertinent issues. This series presents outstanding research in these subjects, helping to shape the direction of future inquiry.


To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
[email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications