Perpetual Contact Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance

ISBN-10: 0521002664
ISBN-13: 9780521002660
Edition: 2001
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Description: Perpetual Contact studies the impact of the mobile phone on contemporary society. Providing an overview of mobile phones and social interaction, the book covers key issues, contains a series of national studies, and examines specific issues.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Perpetual Contact studies the impact of the mobile phone on contemporary society. Providing an overview of mobile phones and social interaction, the book covers key issues, contains a series of national studies, and examines specific issues.

James E. Katz is professor of communication at the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers University.

Dr Aakhus is Assistant Professor of Communication at Rutgers. He investigates how new media and communication formats are designed and implemented to solve problems of human communication. within this domain, Aakhus is especially interested in investigating how such innovations affect the quality of human activities in the areas of learning, organizing, decision-making, and conflict-management. He has published in technology and communication journals. His work appears regularly in international proceedings on argumentation and disputing processes. He earned a Ph. D. at the University of Arizona in Communication with a specialization in Management Information Communication and Technology Commission. He is dispute-mediator and has invented a distributed learning application for educating professionals.

Introduction
Mobile Communication - National and Comparative Perspectives
Finland: a mobile phone culture
Israel: chutzpah and chatter in the Holy Land
Italy: stereotypes, true and false
Korea: personal meanings
United States: popular, pragmatic and problematic
France: preserving the image
The Netherlands and the US compared
Bulgaria: mobile phones as post-Communist cultural icons
Private Talk - Interpersonal Relations and Micro-Behaviour
Hyper-coordination via mobile phone in Norway
Mobile culture of children and teenagers in Finland
Pretense of intimacy in France
Mobile phone consumption and concepts of personhood
Public Performance - Social Groups and Structures
The chattage of absent presence
From mass society to perpetual contact
Mobiles and the Norwegian teen: identity, gender and class
The telephone comes to the Filipino village
Beginnings in the telephone
Conclusion: making meaning of mobiles

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