The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society

ISBN : 9780190864385

Rich Ling; Leopoldina Fortunati; Gerard Goggin; Sun Sun Lim; Yuling Li
672 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks

Mobile communication has dramatically changed over the past decade with the diffusion of smartphones. Unlike the basic 2G mobile phones, which "merely" facilitated communication between individuals on the move, smartphones allow individuals to communicate, to entertain and inform themselves, to transact, to navigate, to take photos, and countless other things. Mobile communication has thus transformed society by allowing new forms of coordination, communication, consumption, social interaction, and access to news/entertainment. All of this is regardless of the space in which users are immersed.

Set in the context of the developed and the developing world, The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society updates current scholarship surrounding mobile media and communication. The 43 chapters in this handbook examine mobile communication and its evolving impact on individuals, institutions, groups, societies, and businesses. Contributors examine the communal benefits, social consequences, theoretical perspectives, organizational potential, and future consequences of mobile communication. Topics covered include, among many other things, trends in the Global South, location-based services, and the "appification" of mobile communication and society.


Foreword Tom Wheeler

About the Contributors

Section 1: The Smartphone Decade

1.1 An Introduction Rich Ling, Leopoldina Fortunati, Gerard Goggin, Sun Sun Lim, and Yuling Li

Section 2: Theoretical/Social Perspectives on Mobile Communication

2.1: Domestication Analyses and the Smartphone Leslie Haddon

2.2: Theories on the Adoption and Appropriation of Mobile Media Veronika Karnowski

2.3: Mobiles and the Self: A Trajectory of Paradigmatic Change Scott Campbell, Wenhuan Wang, and Joseph B. Bayer

2.4: The Mobile User's Mindset in a Permanently Online, Permanently Connected Society Peter Vorderer and Christoph Klimmt

2.5: Polymedia and Mobile Communication Mirca Madianou

2.6: Mobile Convergence Leopoldina Fortunati and Maria Bakardjieva

Section 3: Methods

3.1: Mobile Phones in Action: The Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Perspective Christian Licoppe

3.2: Mobile Methods: The Collection of Social Scientific Data On-And With-Mobile Media Jeffrey Boase

Section 4: Managing the Social Sphere via Mobile Communication

4.1: Digital Childhood? Global Perspectives on Children and Mobile Technologies Mariya Stoilova, Sonia Livingstone, and Giovanna Mascheroni

4.2: Intimacy in the App Age: Romantic Relationships and Mobile Technology Annisa M. P. Rochadiat, Stephanie Tom Tong, and Elena F. Corriero

4.3: The Social Consequences of Phubbing: A Framework and Research Agenda Mariek Vanden Abeele

4.4: Mobile Messaging Apps and Relationship Management: The Case of WeChat in China Di Cui and Xueqing Li

4.5: Older People Go Mobile Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol

4.6: Death and the Mobile Kathleen M. Cumiskey

Section 5: Social Institutions

5.1: Mobile News Oscar Westlund

5.2: Mobile Media and Political Communication: Connect, Communicate, and Participate Ran Wei

5.3: Political Protest and Mobile Communication Christina Neumayer

5.4 Learning with Mobiles or Mobile Learning John Traxler

5.5: Mobile Health: A Rapidly Maturing Digital Ecosystem for Health Systems Strengthening Alain Labrique , Dustin Gibson, Radha Rajan, Lavanya Vasudevan

5.6: Big Data for Social Good: The Role of Telecom Kenth Engo-Monsen

Section 6: Organizational/Business Potentials of Mobile Communication

6.1: Mobile Communication of Organizations Carsten Sorensen

6.2: Mobile Marketing Nicholas Carah

6.3: The Complexities of Using Mobiles at Work Keri K. Stephens

Section 7: Visual and Linguistic Dimensions

7.1: Self-(Re)presentation in Mobile Communication Practices Amparo Lasen

7.2: Mobile Art: The Art of the Social Larissa Hjorth

7.3: Mobile Photography Rich Ling and Yuling Li

7.4: Talking, Reading, and Writing on Smartphones Naomi S. Baron

Section 8: The Appification of Mobile Communication

8.1: Understanding Mobile Apps as Platform-Based Services in Multisided Markets: Adoption and Diffusion Per Egil Pedersen and Herbjorn Nysveen

8.2: The Message is the Medium: Mobile Instant Messaging Apps in the Mobile Communication Ecosystem Juan Miguel Aguado and Inmaculada J. Martinez

8.3: Ambient Play: Understanding Mobile Games in Everyday Life Larissa Hjorth and Ingrid Richardson

Section 9: Urban Mobility and Location-Based Services

9.1: RFID, NFC, Beacons, and the Infrastructures of Logistical Locative Media Jordan Frith

9.2: Urban Mobility in Context: A Study About Location-Based Taxi Hailing Apps in Rio de Janeiro Adriana de Souza e Silva, Cristiane Damasceno, Daniela M. C. Bueno, and Justin Grandinetti

9.3: Autonomous Vehicles in the Mobility System Thilo von Pape

Section 10: Cross- and Multi-Cultural Perspectives

10.1: Defining mGender: The Role of Mobile Phone Use in Gender Construction Processes Xin Pei and Arul Chib

10.2: Gender, Empowerment, and Mobile Phones in the Developing World Laura Stark

Section 11: Challenges Posed by Mobile Communication

11.1: Privacy From Your Mobile Devices? Algorithmic Accountability, Surveillance Capitalism, and the Accumulation of Personal Data Tim Dwyer

11.2: Privacy on Smartphones: A Cross-National Study Bente Evjemo, Gorm Gronnevet, Rich Ling, Wenche Nag, Helene Lie Rohr, and Ole Christian Wasenden

11.3: Aggression Through Mobile Communication: Unraveling Its Motives and Consequences Michel Walrave, Joris Van Ouytsel, and Koen Ponnet

11.4: Mobile Phone Waste and Circular Economy Tim Cooper, Matt Shapley, and Christine Cole

11.5: Thinking Ethically About Mobile Devices: A Rough Guide Charles Ess

Section 12: The Future Social Consequences of Mobile Communication

12.1: Mobile Communication to Social Robotics: Relationships and Emotions James E. Katz and Kate K. Mays

12.2: Robotization of Mobile Communication Sakari Taipale, Tuuli Turja, and Lina Van Aerschot


Rich Ling is Professor of Media Technology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Gerard Goggin is Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney in Australia. Leopoldina Fortunati is Professor of Sociology of Communication and Sociology of Cultural Processes at the Faculty of Education of the University of Udine in Italy. Sun Sun Lim is Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Yuling Li is a freelance writer, editor, researcher, editorial consultant, and Associate Lecturer of Communication and Journalism Modules at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore.