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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Horst, Heather A.
Cell phone.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006
(OCoLC)651915735
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather A Horst; Daniel Miller
ISBN: 1845204018 9781845204013 184520400X 9781845204006 9781847883193 1847883192
OCLC Number: 70129065
Description: ix, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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Traces the impact of the cell phone from personal issues of loneliness and depression to the global concerns of the modern economy and the transnational family. This book presents an ethnography of  Read more...

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A landmark in mobile phone studies that will appeal to a wide audience and that is likely to frame debates in this field for some time to come. - Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

 
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