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Mobile Media and the Change of Everyday Life

Höflich, Joachim R. / Kircher, Georg F. / Linke, Christine / Schlote, Isabel (eds.)

Mobile Media and the Change of Everyday Life

Year of Publication: 2010

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 230 pp., num. fig. and graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-59765-1 hardback  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.410 kg, 0.904 lbs

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Book synopsis

This volume is dedicated to the subject of mobile communication and the transition in everyday life. Mobile media have become a part of the media ensemble and lead to specific media communication practices. Researching the integration of mobile media to everyday life allows a further analysis of the process of mediatization. The collected essays of this volume trace back to an international conference «(Mobile) Media and the Change of Everyday Life» at the University of Erfurt. The contributions investigate various aspects of the vibrant field of mobile communication.


Contents: Joachim R. Höflich: Mobile communication and the change of everyday life: a short introduction – Leopoldina Fortunati: A discourse around theories on new media – Richard Harper: Absence to presence: a vision of the communicating human in computer-mediated communications technology research – Joachim R. Höflich/Georg F. Kircher: Moving and lingering: the mobile phone in public space – Isabel Schlote/Christine Linke: Interaction and individual patterns of mobile communication in public places – Amparo Lasén: Mobile media and affectivity: some thoughts about the notion of affective bandwidth – Jane Vincent: Living with mobile phones – Satomi Sugiyama: Fashion and the mobile phone: a study of symbolic meanings of mobile phone for college-age young people across cultures – Matthias Berg: Communicative mobility and mobile work: the management of everyday life and communication networks in a mediatized world – Rich Ling/Pål Roe Sundsøy: The iPhone and mobile access to the internet.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Editors: Joachim R. Höflich is Professor for Communication Science with a focus on media integration at the University of Erfurt.
Georg Florian Kircher, Christine Linke and Isabel Schlote are communication and media researchers at the University of Erfurt.