This study describes the cultural discourses in the communication and meta-communication among Finns about the mobile phone. The overall task at hand was to find out how mobile phone communication is described and discussed in speech and writing about mobile phoning, and what the underlying premises are in play on communication, personhood and social relations in these descriptions. Mobile phone communication was approached from the theoretical and philosophical perspective of ethnography of communication, and from cultural discourse analysis in particular. The analyses were conducted through the main theoretical constructs of terms for talk, myths, positioning, and the discursive force of norms.phone use in Finland. ... level of education in the country as central reasons for the success of mobile phones in Finland: Finns can read the instruction manuals and are not inhibited by superstition or negative beliefs about new technology.
|Title||:||Finnish Cultural Discourses about the Mobile Phone Communication|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|