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Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

How mobile communications in Japan became a pervasively personal tool that connects families and friends, creating "always-on" social engagement.

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Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist who studies new media use, particularly among young people, in Japan and the United States, and a Professor in Residence at the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Misa Matsuda is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Chuo University, Tokyo. Daisuke Okabe is Lecturer at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Japan.

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"Geert Lovink taught me how to think critically about technology, and I always turn to him for thoughtful and humane analysis. Too few technology writers have any sense of social and cultural context, and too few technology critics have an appreciation of why people find technologies attractive and how they improve people's lives. I recommend Dark Fiber to those who haven't yet learned to think critically about Internet technology and the culture that has grown up around it, and to those critics who fail to see the real advantages afforded by the Internet."--Howard Rheingold, author of *The Virtual Community* and *Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution*
EAN: 9780262090391
ISBN: 0262090392
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MIT PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Seitenanzahl: 357 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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