Theories of the Mobile Internet

Theories of the Mobile Internet

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This volume proposes the mobile Internet is best understood as a socio-technical qassemblageq of objects, practices, symbolic representations, experiences and affects. Authors from a variety of disciplines discuss practices mediated through mobile communication, including current phone and tablet devices. The converging concepts of Materialities (ranging from the political economy of communication to physical devices) and Imaginaries (including cultural values, desires and perceptions) are touchstones for each of the chapters in the book.... world overa€ were it not for the background work of scores of Congolese performing gruelinga€”but for that no less ingeniousa€”manual labor in ... From smartphones to no-frills cells, more than one and a half billion handsets shipped in 2011 (IDC 2012)a€”the ... Other clients have included Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson.

Title:Theories of the Mobile Internet
Author:Andrew Herman, Jan Hadlaw, Thom Swiss
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-27


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