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‘We would have saved her life’ : mobile telephony in an island village in Papua New Guinea

Watson, Amanda H. A. (2010) ‘We would have saved her life’ : mobile telephony in an island village in Papua New Guinea. eJournalist, 10(2), pp. 106-127.

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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: 39042
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This journal article is a more recent version of the conference paper at http://eprints.qut.edu.au/39040/
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Keywords: Papua New Guinea, telephony, communication, media, rural, Melanesia, mobile phone
ISSN: 1444-741X
Subjects: 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 07:45
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 16:37

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