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The Resource Magic in the air : mobile communication and the transformation of social life, James E. Katz

Magic in the air : mobile communication and the transformation of social life, James E. Katz

Label
Magic in the air : mobile communication and the transformation of social life
Title
Magic in the air
Title remainder
mobile communication and the transformation of social life
Statement of responsibility
James E. Katz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this volume, James E. Katz, a leading authority on social consequences of communication technology, analyzes the way new mobile telecommunications affect daily life both in the United States and around the world." "Magic in the Air is the most wide-ranging analysis of mobile communications to date. Katz investigates the spectrum of social aspects of the cell phone's impact on society and the way social forces affect the use, display, and re-configuration of the cell phone. Surveying the mobile phone's current and emerging role in daily life, Katz finds that it provides many benefits for the user, and that some of these benefits are subtle and even counter-intuitive. He also identifies ways the mobile phone has not been entirely positive." "In keeping with the book's title, Katz explores the often overlooked psychic and religious uses of the mobile phone, an area that has only recently begun to command scholarly interest. Magic in the Air will be essential reading for communications specialists, sociologists, and social psychologists."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katz, James Everett
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE9713
LC item number
.K38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cell phones
  • Telecommunication
Label
Magic in the air : mobile communication and the transformation of social life, James E. Katz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Magic in the air : spiritual and transcendental aspects of mobiles -- A nation of ghosts? : choreography of mobile communications in public spaces -- Public performance of mobile telecommunication -- Mobile phones as fashion statements : the co-creation of mobile communication's public meaning -- Mobile phones in educational settings -- The telephone as a medium of faith, hope, terror, and redemption : America, September 11 -- The telephone and social transformation -- Accounting for information in society -- Future communication technology and social settings : a speculative exercise -- Concluding thoughts
Control code
67346308
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780765803351
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765803351
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Magic in the air : mobile communication and the transformation of social life, James E. Katz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Magic in the air : spiritual and transcendental aspects of mobiles -- A nation of ghosts? : choreography of mobile communications in public spaces -- Public performance of mobile telecommunication -- Mobile phones as fashion statements : the co-creation of mobile communication's public meaning -- Mobile phones in educational settings -- The telephone as a medium of faith, hope, terror, and redemption : America, September 11 -- The telephone and social transformation -- Accounting for information in society -- Future communication technology and social settings : a speculative exercise -- Concluding thoughts
Control code
67346308
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780765803351
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765803351
Other physical details
illustrations

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