Foundations of Mobile Media Studies

Foundations of Mobile Media Studies : Essential Texts on the Formation of a Field

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Foundations of Mobile Media Studies gathers some of the most important texts in this emerging field, offering readers key approaches to understanding our moment and our media. The impact of mobile media is far reaching and this book discusses topics such as human intimacy, social space, political uprisings, labor, mobile phones in the developing world, gender, the mobile device's impact on reading, mobile television, and mobile photography, among others. This carefully curated collection will serve as the central text to introduce this field to anyone eager to understand the rise of mobile technology, its impact on our relationships, and how these media have transformed the ways we understand the world around us.
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  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 544g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 Line drawings, black and white; 16 Halftones, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white
  • 1138235822
  • 9781138235823

Table of contents

Introduction: Our Mobile Lives (Jason Farman)


1. Gerard Goggin, "Making Voice Portable: The Early History of the Cell Phone," in Cell Phone Culture, Gerrard Goggin (2006)


2. Rich Ling, "Theorizing Mobile Communication in the Intimate Sphere," in The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media, ed. Gerrard Goggin and Larissa Hjorth (2014)


3. Anthony Elliott and John Urry, "New Technologies, New Mobilities," in Mobile Lives, ed. Anthony Elliott and John Urry (2010)


4. Rowan Wilken and Gerard Goggin, "Mobilizing Place," in Mobile Technology and Place, ed. Gerrard Goggin and Rowan Wilken (2013)


5. Therese Tierney, "Reappropriating Social Media" in The Public Space of Social Media: Connected Cultures of the Network Society, Therese Tierney (2013)


6. Lisa Parks, "Walking Phone Workers," in The Handbook of Mobilities, ed. Peter Adey, David Bissell, Kevin Hannam, Peter Merriman, Mimi Sheller (2014)


7. Jonathan Donner, "Mobile Media on Low-Cost Handsets," in Mobile Techologies: From Telecommunications to Media, ed. Gerard Goggin and Larissa Hjorth (2009)


8. Larissa Hjorth, "Domesticating Cartographies: Gendered Mobile Media in the Region," in Mobile Media in the Asia Pacific: Gender and the Art of Being Mobile, Larissa Hjorth (2009)


9.Kate Crawford, "These Foolish Things: On Intimacy and Insignificance in Mobile Media," in Mobile Techologies: From Telecommunications to Media, ed. Gerard Goggin and Larissa Hjorth (2009)


10. Naomi Baron's chapter, "Does Mobile Matter? The Case of One-Off Reading," in The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media, ed. Gerard Goggin and Larissa Hjorth (2014)


11. Michael Bull, "To Each Their Own Bubble," in MediaSpace, ed. Nick Couldry and Anna McCarthy (2003)


12. Adriana de Souza e Silva and Jordan Frith, "Locational Privacy," in Mobile Interfaces in Public Spaces, Adriana de Souza e Silva and Jordan Frith (2012)


13. Christian Licoppe and Yoriko Inada, "When Urban Public Places Become `Hybrid Ecologies,'" in Mobile Technology and Place, ed. Gerrard Goggin and Rowan Wilken (2013)


14. Elizabeth Evans, "24: Conspiracy and the Mobile Phone: Immersion and Immediacy" in Transmedia Television: Audiences, New Media, and Daily Life, Elizabeth Evans (2011)


15. Chris Chesher, "Between Image and Information: the iPhone Camera in the History of Photography," in Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone, ed. Larissa Hjorth, Jean Burgess and Ingrid Richardson (2012)
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About Jason Farman

Jason Farman is Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland, USA.
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