Mobile Communications

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Mobile Communications

Re-negotiation of the Social Sphere


By Rich Ling, Per E. Pedersen


This book surveys some of the broader issues associated with the adoption & use of mobile communication, & explores developing areas of inquiry. Mobile communications are looked at in the context of other types of mediated interaction, demonstrating the uniqueness of this form of communication & how it is influencing the renegotiation of the social sphere.


The book considers how mobile communication has impacted on society and reflects on how it is used (& sometimes resented) in various public & private spaces. It provides an in-depth analysis of specific areas which complement our understanding of the phenomena including:

-The psychological dimensions of mobile communication (addiction, proclivity to be disturbed by others' use of the mobile phone),
-The linguistics of mobile communication, &
-The understanding of mobile communication’s commercialisation.

A valuable addition to any researcher’s or professional’s reading material in the area of interaction of technology & society.



Mobile Communication in public vs. private space.

Cultural differences in mobile communication.-

Psychological perspectives of mobile communication adoption and use.-

The linguistic aspects of mobile communication.-

Synthesizing text.


Author: Rich Ling, Per E. Pedersen

ISBN: 8181285697

Pages: 480

Price: Rs.695/-

Author Rich Ling & Per E. Pedersen
Publisher Springer
Page count 480

Categories: Engineering Science

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