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A Sense of Place. The Global and the Local in Mobile Communication

28th, 2008 · No Comments

by Kristóf Nyíri (Ed.)

A Sense of Place

Passagen, Book, 496 pages, ISBN 978-3-85165-699-2, $ 88,00

Content: The hottest topic in the philosophy of communication today, the mobile phone, is not only a revolutionary instrument that connects people globally, it is also a powerful tool for connections on a more local scale: an organizer of life in small spaces and communities.

Issues of placelessness, the spatial and social relations created by television’s emergence as a dominant medium, have been around since the mid-1980s. With the triumphant march of mobile telephony these issues today appear to gain new significance, and are seen in a new light. Social science focussing on mobile communication increasingly recognizes that the mobile telephone is not only a revolutionary instrument that connects people globally, it is also a powerful tool for connections on a more local scale: an organizer of life in small spaces and communities.

The volume contains papers by, among others, Joshua Meyrowitz, Albert-László Barabási, Mark Poster and James Katz.



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