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New Tech, New Ties How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping Social Cohesion

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ISBN-10: 0262122979

ISBN-13: 9780262122979

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard Ling

List price: $26.95
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The message of this book is simple: the mobile phone strengthens social bonds among family and friends. With a traditional land-line telephone, we place calls to a location and ask hopefully if someone is there; with a mobile phone, we have instant and perpetual access to friends and family regardless of where they are. But when we are engaged in these intimate conversations with absent friends, what happens to our relationship with the people who are actually in the same room with us? In New Tech, New Ties,Rich Ling examines how the mobile telephone affects both kinds of interactions--those mediated by mobile communication and those that are face to face. Ling finds that through the use…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Preface
Acknowledgements
Mobile Communication and Ritual Interaction
The Plumber's Entrance
ICT and Tension between Social and Individual Impulses
Durkheim on Ritual Interaction and Social Cohesion
Goffman on Ritual Interaction in Everyday Life
Collins and Ritual Interaction Chains
Ritual as a Catalytic Event
Co-Present Interaction and Mobile Communication
Mobile Telephony and Mediated Ritual Interaction
Bounded Solidarity
Mobile Communication and Cohesion in the Familiar Sphere
The Recalibration of Social Cohesion
Notes
Bibliography
Index