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Mobile phones in PNG villages : an island village experience

Watson, Amanda H. A. (2010) Mobile phones in PNG villages : an island village experience. In Ignite10! Looking for Trouble? Creative Industries Postgraduate Student Conference, 27-29 October 2010, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As a new communication technology expands in a disadvantaged, rural area of a developing country, changes take place in the lives of the people in the area. The paper examines the introduction of mobile telephony into a rural village in Papua New Guinea, and contains findings from field research conducted in February 2009. The analysis is undertaken through a social lens, providing an understanding of the roles of mobile phones in this community by foregrounding the feelings, thoughts and attitudes expressed by the village people. This in turn enables a deeper understanding of the sociological effects related to the uptake of mobile telephony.

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ID Code: 39040
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: This conference paper is an older version of the journal article at http://eprints.qut.edu.au/39042/
Keywords: telephony, Papua New Guinea, communication, mobile phone, rural
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > ANTHROPOLOGY (160100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Amanda H. A. Watson
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2010 08:03
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 16:42

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