Mobile Technologies

Mobile Technologies

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In light of emerging forms of software, interfaces, cultures of uses, and media practices associated with mobile media, this collection investigates the various ways in which mobile media is developing in different cultural, linguistic, social, and national settings. Specifically, contributors consider the promises and politics of mobile media and its role in the dynamic social and gender relations configured in the boundaries between public and private spheres. The collection is genuinely interdisciplinary, as well as international in its range, with contributors and studies from China, Japan, Korea, Italy, Norway, France, Belgium, Britain, and Australia.We do say things like a€œMake sure to give it to me first thing when you take one [ with your boyfriend]. ... in their puri-cho are yet another indicator of how deeply embedded the visual culture of purikura is in the everyday status negotiations of Japanese teens. ... As with other forms of mobile mediaa€”the planner, the mobile phone, and the personal media playera€”purikura and puri-cho are miniaturized, anbsp;...

Title:Mobile Technologies
Author:Larissa Hjorth
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2009-12-01


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