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Studying Mobile Media : Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone

Hjorth, Larissa , Burgess, Jean E., & Richardson, Ingrid (Eds.) (2012) Studying Mobile Media : Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone. Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies. Routledge, United States of America.

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Abstract

The iPhone represents an important moment in both the short history of mobile media and the long history of cultural technologies. Like the Walkman of the 1980s, it marks a juncture in which notions about identity, individualism, lifestyle and sociality require rearticulation. This book explores not only the iPhone’s particular characteristics, uses and "affects," but also how the "iPhone moment" functions as a barometer for broader patterns of change. In the iPhone moment, this study considers the convergent trajectories in the evolution of digital and mobile culture, and their implications for future scholarship. Through the lens of the iPhone—as a symbol, culture and a set of material practices around contemporary convergent mobile media—the essays collected here explore the most productive theoretical and methodological approaches for grasping media practice, consumer culture and networked communication in the twenty-first century.

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ID Code: 49962
Item Type: Book
Keywords: mobile phone, iphone, technology, everyday life, communication
ISBN: 978-0-415-89534-7
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Consumption and Everyday Life (200203)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 02 May 2012 10:42
Last Modified: 24 May 2013 09:35

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