[Air-L] Recommendations on mobile (phone) tech books

Nishant Shah itsnishant at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 03:00:56 PDT 2011

Hey Sarah,
Here are a couple of sources that I have found very useful in understanding
the mobile phones... I am removing the names which have already been
suggested by others on the group.

1. Bell, G. (2005) ‘The age of the thumb: a cultural reading of mobile
technologies from Asia’, in P. Glotz and S. Bertschi (eds) *Thumb Culture:
Social Trends and Mobile Phone Use*, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, pp.

2.De Souza e Silva, A. and Hjorth, L. (2009) ‘Urban spaces as playful
spaces: A historical approach to mobile urban games’, *Simulation and Gaming
* 40(5): 602-625.

3. Hjorth, L. (2009) *Mobile Media in the Asia-Pacific*, London: Routledge.

4. Ito, M. (2003) ‘Mobiles and the appropriation of place’, *Receiver*, 8,
http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/evs/readings/itoShort.pdf (accessed
15 June 2011)

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM, Sarah Roberts <robert50 at illinois.edu>wrote:

> Greetings, all --
> I was reading a few book reviews yesterday but thought I would turn to this
> knowledgeable body for recommendations on a good overview text on the
> history and current state of mobile (phone) technology and its social role -
> with emphasis on the latter, rather than on the historical bit.  It could be
> a broader work on mobile tech, but I'm primarily interested in mobile/cell
> phones. I've come across Mobile Phones and Mobile Communication, by Ling and
> Donner, as well as Mobile Communications: An Introduction to New Media by
> Green and Haddon.  Would others immediately recommend something else, in
> addition or in lieu of?
> Thanks so much.
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Nishant Shah
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