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The cell phone : an anthropology of communication

Author: Heather A Horst; Daniel Miller
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006.
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The book traces the impact of the cell phone from personal issues of loneliness and depression to the global concerns of the modern economy and the trans-national family. As the technology of social networking, the cell phone has become central to establishing and maintaining relationships in areas from religion to love. The Cell Phone presents the first detailed ethnography of the impact of this new technology  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Horst, Heather A.
Cell phone.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006
(DLC) 2006018528
(OCoLC)70129065
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather A Horst; Daniel Miller
ISBN: 9781847883193 1847883192 9780857850805 0857850806
OCLC Number: 651915735
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Note on orthography --
1. Introduction --
2. Infrastructure --
3. Locations --
4. Possession --
5. Link-up --
6. Coping --
7. Pressure --
8. Welfare --
9. Evaluation --
Notes --
Appendix --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller.
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The book traces the impact of the cell phone from personal issues of loneliness and depression to the global concerns of the modern economy and the trans-national family. As the technology of social networking, the cell phone has become central to establishing and maintaining relationships in areas from religion to love. The Cell Phone presents the first detailed ethnography of the impact of this new technology through the exploration of the cell phone's role in everyday lives.

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