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The Resource Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society, Rich Ling

Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society, Rich Ling

Label
Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society
Title
Taken for grantedness
Title remainder
the embedding of mobile communication into society
Statement of responsibility
Rich Ling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do we feel insulted or exasperated when our friends and family don't answer their mobile phones? If the Internet has allowed us to broaden our social world into a virtual friend-net, the mobile phone is an instrument of a more intimate social sphere. The mobile phone provides a taken-for-granted link to the people to whom we are closest; when we are without it, social and domestic disarray may result. In just a few years, the mobile phone has become central to the functioning of society. In this book, Rich Ling explores the process by which the mobile phone has become embedded in society, comparing it to earlier technologies that changed the character of our social interaction and, along the way, became taken for granted. Ling, drawing on research, interviews, and quantitative material, shows how the mobile phone (and the clock and the automobile before it) can be regarded as a social mediation technology, with a critical mass of users, a supporting ideology, changes in the social ecology, and a web of mutual expectations regarding use. By examining the similarities and synergies among these three technologies, Ling sheds a more general light on how technical systems become embedded in society and how they support social interaction within the closest sphere of friends and family."
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ling, Richard Seyler
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE9713
LC item number
.L564 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cell phones
  • Mobile communication systems
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Communication and culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society, Rich Ling
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The forgotten mobile phone -- 2. DeWitt Clinton's "Grand Salute" versus technologies of social mediation -- 3. "My idea of heaven is a daily routine": coordination and the development of mechanical timekeeping -- 4. "Four-wheeled bigs with detachable brains": the constraining freedom of the automobile -- 5. "If I didn't have a mobile phone then I would be stuck": the diffusion of mobile communication -- 6. "We are either abused or spoiled by it -- it is difficult to say": constructing legitimacy for the mobile phone -- 7. Mobile communication and its readjustment of the social ecology -- 8. "It is not your desire that decides": the reciprocal expectations of mobile telephony -- Digital gemeinschaft in the era of cars, clocks, and mobile phones
Control code
ocn819325469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262304344
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o819325469
  • (OCoLC)819325469
Label
Taken for grantedness : the embedding of mobile communication into society, Rich Ling
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The forgotten mobile phone -- 2. DeWitt Clinton's "Grand Salute" versus technologies of social mediation -- 3. "My idea of heaven is a daily routine": coordination and the development of mechanical timekeeping -- 4. "Four-wheeled bigs with detachable brains": the constraining freedom of the automobile -- 5. "If I didn't have a mobile phone then I would be stuck": the diffusion of mobile communication -- 6. "We are either abused or spoiled by it -- it is difficult to say": constructing legitimacy for the mobile phone -- 7. Mobile communication and its readjustment of the social ecology -- 8. "It is not your desire that decides": the reciprocal expectations of mobile telephony -- Digital gemeinschaft in the era of cars, clocks, and mobile phones
Control code
ocn819325469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262304344
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o819325469
  • (OCoLC)819325469

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