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 major second in either the quick historical past of cellular media and the lengthy historical past of cultural applied sciences. just like the Walkman of the Eighties, it marks a juncture within 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 in addition 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. in the course of the lens of the iPhone―as an emblem, tradition and a suite of fabric practices round modern convergent cellular media―the essays accumulated right here discover the best theoretical and methodological techniques for greedy media perform, shopper tradition and networked communique within the twenty-first century.

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