Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)

Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)

Jean Burgess


The iPhone represents a huge second in either the quick heritage of cellular media and the lengthy heritage of cultural applied sciences. just like the Walkman of the Nineteen Eighties, it marks a juncture during which notions approximately identification, individualism, way of life and sociality require rearticulation. this book explores not just the iPhone’s specific features, makes use of and "affects," but additionally how the "iPhone second" features as a barometer for broader styles of swap. within the iPhone moment, this study considers the convergent trajectories within the evolution of electronic and cellular tradition, and their implications for destiny scholarship. during the lens of the iPhone―as a logo, tradition and a collection of fabric practices round modern convergent cellular media―the essays amassed the following discover the best theoretical and methodological techniques for greedy media perform, patron tradition and networked verbal exchange within the twenty-first century.

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