Mobile Communications: An Introduction to New Media (Berg New Media) (Hardcover)

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The mobile phone has achieved a global presence faster than any other form of information and communication technology. A global multi-billion dollar industry, this small, mundane device is now an intrinsic part of our everyday life.
This communications medium has had an immense social and cultural impact and continues to evolve. Talking, texting, photographing, videoing, connecting to a network of other media - the cellphone now seems essential. But, beyond the ways in which it has actively restructured our daily lives, the mobile has changed our sense of ourselves and the way we see the world. The relationship between public and private space, how we view time and space, how we rely on and negotiate social networks - all are increasingly centred on this small piece of technology.
Mobile Communications presents a succinct, challenging, and accessible overview of the transformations and challenges presented by this most personal, yet most overlooked technology.

About the Author


Nicola Green is Senior Lecturer in New Media and New Technologies in the Dept of Sociology, University of Surrey.Leslie Haddon is Researcher and Associate Lecturer in the Dept of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Sciences.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781845208134
ISBN-10: 1845208137
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication Date: November 1st, 2009
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Berg New Media