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Magic in the air : mobile communication and the transformation of social life

Author: James Everett Katz
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume, James E. Katz, a leading authority on social consequences of communication technology, analyzes the way new mobile telecommunications affect daily life both in the United States and around the world." "Magic in the Air is the most wide-ranging analysis of mobile communications to date. Katz investigates the spectrum of social aspects of the cell phone's impact on society and the way social forces  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Everett Katz
ISBN: 0765803356 9780765803351
OCLC Number: 67346308
Description: xiii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Magic in the air : spiritual and transcendental aspects of mobiles --
A nation of ghosts? : choreography of mobile communications in public spaces --
Public performance of mobile telecommunication --
Mobile phones as fashion statements : the co-creation of mobile communication's public meaning --
Mobile phones in educational settings --
The telephone as a medium of faith, hope, terror, and redemption : America, September 11 --
The telephone and social transformation --
Accounting for information in society --
Future communication technology and social settings : a speculative exercise --
Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: James E. Katz.

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