Mobile Communication And Society

Download Mobile Communication And Society ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Mobile Communication And Society book pdf for free now.

Mobile Communication And Society

Author : Manuel Castells
ISBN : 9780262262309
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 63.74 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 371
Read : 853

How wireless technology is redefining the relationship of communication, technology, and society around the world—in everyday work and life, in youth culture, in politics, and in the developing world. Wireless networks are the fastest growing communications technology in history. Are mobile phones expressions of identity, fashionable gadgets, tools for life—or all of the above? Mobile Communication and Society looks at how the possibility of multimodal communication from anywhere to anywhere at any time affects everyday life at home, at work, and at school, and raises broader concerns about politics and culture both global and local. Drawing on data gathered from around the world, the authors explore who has access to wireless technology, and why, and analyze the patterns of social differentiation seen in unequal access.They explore the social effects of wireless communication—what it means for family life, for example, when everyone is constantly in touch, or for the idea of an office when workers can work anywhere. Is the technological ability to multitask further compressing time in our already hurried existence? The authors consider the rise of a mobile youth culture based on peer-to-peer networks, with its own language of texting, and its own values. They examine the phenomenon of flash mobs, and the possible political implications. And they look at the relationship between communication and development and the possibility that developing countries could "leapfrog" directly to wireless and satellite technology. This sweeping book—moving easily in its analysis from the United States to China, from Europe to Latin America and Africa—answers the key questions about our transformation into a mobile network society.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Oxford Handbook Of Mobile Communication And Society

Author : Rich Ling
ISBN : 9780190864385
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 41.41 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 506
Read : 615

Mobile communication has dramatically changed over the past decade with the diffusion of smartphones. Unlike the basic 2G mobile phones, which "merely" facilitated communication between individuals on the move, smartphones allow individuals to communicate, to entertain and inform themselves, to transact, to navigate, to take photos, and countless other things. Mobile communication has thus transformed society by allowing new forms of coordination, communication, consumption, social interaction, and access to news/entertainment. All of this is regardless of the space in which users are immersed. Set in the context of the developed and the developing world, The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society updates current scholarship surrounding mobile media and communication. The 43 chapters in this handbook examine mobile communication and its evolving impact on individuals, institutions, groups, societies, and businesses. Contributors examine the communal benefits, social consequences, theoretical perspectives, organizational potential, and future consequences of mobile communication. Topics covered include, among many other things, trends in the Global South, location-based services, and the "appification" of mobile communication and society.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

International Encyclopedia Of Digital Communication And Society 3 Volume Set

Author : Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet Interdepartmental Programme in Media and Communications Robin Mansell
ISBN : 9781118290743
Genre : Computers
File Size : 33.12 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 286
Read : 704

"The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society" offers critical assessments of theoretical and applied research on digitally-mediated communication, a central area of study in the 21st century. - Examines topics with unprecedented breadth and depth, with the aim of bringing together international and interdisciplinary perspectives - Organized in an accessible A-Z format with over 150 entries on key topics ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 words - Addresses a full range of topics including digitally-mediated social media, commercial applications and online gaming, to law and policy analysis and information and communication technologies for development - Published with a regularly updated online edition which will ensure readers are kept abreast of the latest developments in research- Part of "The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication" series, published in conjunction with the "International Communication Association"
Category: Computers

Dialogues On Mobile Communication

Author : Adriana de Souza e Silva
ISBN : 9781315534602
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 46.15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 202
Read : 606

In this book, top scholars in the field of mobile communication discuss the major issues related to the use of mobile phones in today’s society, such as the tension between private and public, youth mobile culture, creative appropriations of mobile devices, and mobile methods. Each chapter unfolds as an open dialogue between scholars and graduate students of communication. They contain an introduction by a student, followed by a short lecture and a question and answer section with the students, and a closing statement by a student that responds to the scholar’s argument. The book is a valuable resource not only for individuals interested in mobile communication, but also students and teachers willing to use the affordances of mobile media to expand the physical boundaries of classrooms and promote collaborative learning practices.
Category: Social Science

Perpetual Contact

Author : James E. Katz
ISBN : 0521002664
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 68.19 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 987
Read : 1146

This 2002 book studies the impact of the mobile phone on contemporary society.
Category: Business & Economics

Mobile Communication And Greater China

Author : Wai-chi Rodney Chu
ISBN : 9780415678711
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 78.19 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 446
Read : 562

This edited volume examines mobile phone use in China. Unlike most studies on ICT development in China this book argues for the importance of the cultural realm as captured in mobile phone usage in reflecting the normative basis and struggle of the people. It stresses how the mobile phone is in fact an important means by which one can understand a rapidly changing China. A key concern of the book is to assert the uniqueness of China’s experience in mobile phone usage. This uniqueness is encapsulated by the phrase ‘riding the double juggernaut’, in that Chinese society is exposed to a rapid process of industrialization and cyberization in a short period of time. The contributors maintain that such density of experience under a compressed period when the society has a thick cultural heritage of its own and yet is still under a dictating rule all come together to provide a unique situation in China. .
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Wireless Mobile Communication And Healthcare

Author : Balwant Godara
ISBN : 9783642378935
Genre : Medical
File Size : 32.8 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 586
Read : 534

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2012, and of the two workshops: Workshop on Advances in Personalized Healthcare Services, Wearable Mobile Monitoring, and Social Media Pervasive Technologies (APHS 2012), and Workshop on Advances in Wireless Physical Layer Communications for Emerging Healthcare Applications (IWAWPLC 2012), all held in Paris, France, in November 2012. The 39 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections covering wearable, outdoor and home-based applications; remote diagnosis and patient management; data processing; sensor devices and systems; biomedical monitoring in relation to society and the environment; body area networks; telemedicine systems for disease-specific applications; data collection and management; papers from the invited session "Implants"; papers from the IWAWPLC and APHS workshops.
Category: Medical

Handbook Of Mobile Communication Studies

Author : James Everett Katz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131708641
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 66.14 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 531
Read : 1192

This volume offers a view of the cultural, interpersonal and family consequences of mobile communication across the globe. The contributors analyse the effects of moble communications on all aspects of life, from the relationship between literacy and the textual features of phones, to the use of ringtones as a form of social exchange.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Mobile Communication

Author : James E. Katz
ISBN : 9781412845465
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 61.35 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 694
Read : 270

In the few short decades since their commercial deployment, 5 billion people—about three-quarters of all humanity, including children—have become mobile phone users. No technology has even approached the mobile phone’s wildfire success. Effects of this success are apparent everywhere, ranging from accident scenes and earthquake rescue efforts to demeanor in the classroom and at dinner tables. No one interested in the next generation of issues provoked by the mobile communication revolution will want to miss this important new collection of essays. The mobile phone has given near-transcendent power to ordinary people. All aspects of social life have been touched by mobile technology. An ever-growing host of tracking, immersion, gaming, and commercial applications are becoming available. The community of mobile communication scholars has blossomed from a handful of pioneers a decade ago to a large and dynamic intellectual community that spans the globe. Area researchers have gained much insight into cultural, symbolic, and social interaction aspects of mobile communication as well as its relevance to commerce. To address the social policy dimension of the mobile communication revolution, this volume presents analyses by leading thinkers in the field. The volume offers novel and keen insights into the topic. Subjects include the role of mobiles in policy formation and evaluation in several areas including the mobile-digital divide and political campaigns. Also explored are processes and policy implications of mobiles in creating or alleviating social problems including social isolation and family dispersion. Other chapters analyze social policies for mobile devices, including attempts to regulate the use of the technology and to understand and moderate its potential harm to human health. The contributors’ scope ranges across five continents and they address concerns at local, national, and international levels.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mobile Phones The New Talking Drums Of Everyday Africa

Author : Mirjam de Bruijn
ISBN : 9789956558537
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87.55 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 832
Read : 577

'We cannot imagine life now without a mobile phone' is a frequent comment when Africans are asked about mobile phones. They have become part and parcel of the communication landscape in many urban and rural areas of Africa and the growth of mobile telephony is amazing: from 1 in 50 people being users in 2000 to 1 in 3 in 2008. Such growth is impressive but it does not even begin to tell us about the many ways in which mobile phones are being appropriated by Africans and how they are transforming or are being transformed by society in Africa. This volume ventures into such appropriation and mutual shaping. Rich in theoretical innovation and empirical substantiation, it brings together reflections on developments around the mobile phone by scholars of six African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Sudan and Tanzania) who explore the economic, social and cultural contexts in which the mobile phone is being adopted, adapted and harnessed by mobile Africa.
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook Of Internet Studies

Author : William H. Dutton
ISBN : 9780191641183
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 60.99 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 450
Read : 678

Internet Studies has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary fields to emerge over the last decade. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students in this area, bringing together leading scholarly perspectives on how the Internet has been studied and how the research agenda should be pursued in the future. The Handbook aims to focus on Internet Studies as an emerging field, each chapter seeking to provide a synthesis and critical assessment of the research in a particular area. Topics covered include social perspectives on the technology of the Internet, its role in everyday life and work, implications for communication, power, and influence, and the governance and regulation of the Internet. The Handbook is a landmark in this new interdisciplinary field, not only helping to strengthen research on the key questions, but also shape research, policy, and practice across many disciplines that are finding the Internet and its political, economic, cultural, and other societal implications increasingly central to their own key areas of inquiry.
Category: Business & Economics

Digital Anthropology

Author : Heather A. Horst
ISBN : 9780857852939
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43.68 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 867
Read : 566

Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.
Category: Social Science

Mobile Communication

Author : Rich Ling
ISBN : 9780745655987
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 78.70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 504
Read : 293

With staggering swiftness, the mobile phone has become a fixture of daily life in almost every society on earth. In 2007, the world had over 3 billion mobile subscriptions. Prosperous nations boast of having more subscriptions than people. In the developing world, hundreds of millions of people who could never afford a landline telephone now have a mobile number of their own. With a mobile in our hand many of us feel safer, more productive, and more connected to loved ones, but perhaps also more distracted and less involved with things happening immediately around us. Written by two leading researchers in the field, this volume presents an overview of the mobile telephone as a social and cultural phenomenon. Research is summarized and made accessible though detailed descriptions of ten mobile users from around the world. These illustrate popular debates, as well as deeper social forces at work. The book concludes by considering three themes: 1) the tighter interlacing of daily activities 2) a revolution of control in the social sphere, and 3) the arrival of a world where the majority of its inhabitants are reachable, anytime, anywhere.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Mobile Communication

Author : Richard Seyler Ling
ISBN : 9781412818612
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 57.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 355
Read : 150

Overview: One of the most significant and obvious examples of how mobile communication influences our understanding of time and space is how we coordinate with one another. Mobile communication enables us to call specific individuals, not general places. Regardless of location, we are able to make contact with almost anyone, almost anywhere. This advancement has changed, and continues to change, human interaction. Now, instead of agreeing on a particular time well beforehand, we can iteratively work out the most convenient time and place to meet at the last possible moment-on the way to the meeting or once we arrive at the destination. This cutting-edge book deals with modern ways of thinking about communication and human interaction; it will illuminate the ways in which mobile communication alters our experience with space and time. In the few short decades since their commercial deployment, 5 billion people-about three-quarters of all humanity, including children-have become mobile phone users. Effects of this success are apparent everywhere, ranging from accident scenes and earthquake rescue efforts to demeanor in the classroom and at dinner tables. No one interested in the next generation of issues provoked by the mobile communication revolution will want to miss this important new collection of essays. The contributors' scope ranges across five continents and they address concerns at local, national, and international levels. This book provides a revealing picture of how people communicate using camera phones and other mobile multimedia devices. With such devices spreading faster than practically any other new technology, questions about how these devices are being used (and abused) to capture and distribute embarrassing or raunchy images and content, and what should be done about it, are surfacing. This volume presents the first detailed study of the use of these devices. This groundbreaking work will be a fascinating read for both multimedia device professionals and everyday users alike.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communication Systems For The Mobile Information Society

Author : Martin Sauter
ISBN : 9780470033203
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 46.86 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 854
Read : 544

Many wireless systems like GSM, GPRS, UMTS, Bluetooth, WLAN or WiMAX offer possibilities to keep people connected while on the move. In this flood of technology and claims that one single resource will serve all our needs, this book seeks to enable readers to examine and understand each technology, and how to utilise several different systems for the best results. Communication Systems for the Mobile Information Society not only contains a technical description of the different wireless systems available today, but also explains the thoughts that are behind the different mechanisms and implementations; not only the 'how' but also the 'why' is in focus. Thus the advantages and also limitations of each technology become apparent. Provides readers with a solid introduction to major global wireless standards and compares the different wireless technologies and their applications Describes the different systems based on the standards, their practical implementation and the design assumptions that were made The performance and capacity of each system in practice is analyzed and explained, accompanied with practical tips on how to discover the functionality of different networks by the readers themselves Questions at the end of each chapter and answers on the accompanying website make this book ideal for self study or as course material Illustrated with many realistic examples of how mobile people can stay in touch with other people, the Internet and their corporate intranet This book is an essential resource for telecommunication engineers, professionals and computer science and electrical engineering students who want to get a thorough end-to-end understanding of the different technical concepts of the systems on the market today.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Seven Wonders Of Communication

Author : Donald Cleveland
ISBN : 9780761359883
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 44.91 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 275
Read : 635

In every age, science and technology have played an important role in advancing human civilization. From architecture to engineering, communication to transportation, humans have invented and developed extraordinary wonders. The myriad of methods we have used to communicate with each other throughout history have changed our society. Today’s tools of communication have the power to spread information across the planet in a matter of seconds. Millions of human beings are now interconnected through advancements in communication technology. In this book, we’ll explore seven wonders of communication, capturing the journey from the throaty grunts of our ancestors that formed our first language; to hieroglyphs and the development of written communication; to telephones and cell phones, the World Wide Web, and robot communication. Along the way, we’ll see how visual technologies enhanced our communication, how the speed of communication keeps accelerating, and what challenges the future holds. We’ll also learn the stories of how and why these communication advancements became important to the world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mobile Connection

Author : Rich Ling
ISBN : 0080518931
Genre : Computers
File Size : 42.8 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 415
Read : 361

Has the cell phone forever changed the way people communicate? The mobile phone is used for “real time coordination while on the run, adolescents use it to manage their freedom, and teens “text to each other day and night. The mobile phone is more than a simple technical innovation or social fad, more than just an intrusion on polite society. This book, based on world-wide research involving tens of thousands of interviews and contextual observations, looks into the impact of the phone on our daily lives. The mobile phone has fundamentally affected our accessibility, safety and security, coordination of social and business activities, and use of public places. Based on research conducted in dozens of countries, this insightful and entertaining book examines the once unexpected interaction between humans and cell phones, and between humans, period. The compelling discussion and projections about the future of the telephone should give designers everywhere a more informed practice and process, and provide researchers with new ideas to last years. *Rich Ling (an American working in Norway) is a prominent researcher, interviewed in the new technology article in the November 9 issue of the New York Times Magazine. *A particularly "good read", this book will be important to the designers, information designers, social psychologists, and others who will have an impact on the development of the new third generation of mobile telephones. *Carefully and wittily written by a senior research scientist at Telenor, Norway's largest telecommunications company, and developer of the first mobile telephone system that allowed for international roaming.
Category: Computers

Mobilizing The Information Society

Author : Robin Mansell
ISBN : 0198295561
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 71.46 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 750
Read : 528

This work offers an assessment of progress made towards the "information society". It begins from the premise that the construction of such a society in Europe is a dynamic process and that the journey towards a society so dependent upon digital information is far from straightforward.
Category: Business & Economics