Anthropological Mobile Phone Studies (2000/2010)

Last updated 4 August 2010 (numerous works by Mimi Ito and colleagues added)

  1. Aminuzzaman, S., Baldersheim, H., & Jamil, I. (2003). Talking back! Empowerment and mobile phones in rural Bangladesh: A study of the village phone scheme of Grameen Bank. Contemporary South Asia, 12(3), 327-348.
  2. Benitez, J. L. (2006). Transnational Dimensions of the Digital Divide among Salvadoran Immigrants in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Global Networks, 6(2), 181-199.
  3. Campbell, S. W. (2007). A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Perceptions and uses of Mobile Telephony. New Media & Society, 9(2), 343-363.
  4. Campbell, S. W. (2007). Perceptions of Mobile Phone Use in Public Settings: A cross-cultural comparison. International Journal of Communication, 1, 738-757.
  5. Campbell, S. W., & Kelley, J. M. (2008). Mobile Phone use among Alcoholics Anonymous Members: New sites for recovery. New Media & Society, 10(6), 915-933.
  6. Campbell, S. W., & Kwak, N. (2010). Mobile Communication and Social Capital: An analysis of geographically differentiated usage patterns. New Media & Society, 20(10), 1-17.
  7. Caronia, L. (2005). Mobile Culture: An ethnography of cellular phone uses in teenagers’ everyday Life. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 2005(11), 3.
  8. Caronia, L., & Caron, A. H. (2004). Constructing a Specific Culture: Young people’s use of the mobile phone as a social performance. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 10(2), 28-61.
  9. Celdran, D. (2002). The Philippines: SMS and citizenship. Development Dialogue(1), 91-103.
  10. Cohen, A. A., & Lemish, D. (2003). Real Time and Recall Measures of Mobile Phone Use: Some methodological concerns and empirical applications. New Media & Society, 5(2), 167–183.
  11. Daliot-Bul, M. (2007). Japan’s Mobile Technoculture: The production of a cellular playscape and its cultural implications. New Media & Society, 29(6), 954-971.
  12. Fortunati, L. (2002). The Mobile Phone: Towards new categories and social relations. Information, Communication & Society, 5(4), 513-528.
  13. Garcia-Montes, J. M. (2006). Changes in the Self Resulting from the use of Mobile Phones. New Media & Society, 28(1), 67-82.
  14. Glazebrook, D. (2004). Becoming Mobile after Detention. Social Analysis, 48(3), 40–58.
  15. Goggin, G., & Spurgeon, C. (2007). Premium Rate Culture: The new business of mobile interactivity. New Media & Society, 9(5), 753-770.
  16. Gordon, J. (2002). The Mobile Phone: An artefact of popular culture and a tool of the public sphere. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 8(3), 15-26.
  17. Gordon, J. (2007). The Mobile Phone and the Public Sphere: Mobile phone usage in three critical situations. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 13(3), 307-319.
  18. Green, E., & Singleton, C. (2007). Mobile Selves: Gender, ethnicity and mobile phones in the everyday lives of young Pakistani-British women and men. Information, Communication & Society, 10(4), 506-526.
  19. Green, E., & Singleton, C. (2009). Mobile Connections: An exploration of the place of mobile phones in friendship relations. The Sociological Review, 57(1), 125-144.
  20. Hijazi-Omari, H., & Ribak, R. (2008). Playing with Fire: On the domestication of the mobile phone among Palestinian teenage girls in Israel. Information, Communication & Society, 11(2), 149-166.
  21. Hjorth, L. (2008). Being Real in the Mobile Reel: A case study on convergent mobile media as domesticated new media in Seoul, South Korea. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 14(1), 91-104.
  22. Horst, H. A. (2006). The Blessings and Burdens of Communication: Cell phones in Jamaican transnational social fields. Global Networks, 6(2), 143-159.
  23. Horst, H. and Miller, D. (2005). From Kinship to Link-Up: Cell phones and Social Networking in Jamaica. Current Anthropology, 6(5), 755-778.
  24. Horst, H. A. and D. Miller (2006) The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication. New York, NY: Berg.
  25. Humphreys, L. (2005). Cellphones in Public: Social interactions in a wireless era. New Media & Society, 7(6), 810-833.
  26. Humphreys, L. (2010). Mobile Social Networks and Urban Public Space. New Media & Society, 20(10), 1-16.
  27. Ito, M. (2004) Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Lessons from Japanese Mobile Phone Use. Proceedings of the Conference ‘Mobile Communication and Social Change, October 18-19, Seoul, Korea. Available at http://www.itofisher.com/mito/|
  28. Ito, M. (2005) ‘Mobile Phones, Japanese Youth and the Replacement of Social Contact’, in Ling, R. and Pedersen, P. (eds) Mobile Communications: Renegotiation of the Social Sphere, Springer, London, pp.131-48.
  29. Ito, M. (2005) Intimate Visual Co-Presence, Pervasive Image Capture and Sharing Workshop, Ubiquitous Computing Conference, Tokyo.
  30. Ito, M. (2006) ‘Japanese Media Mixes and Amateur Cultural Exchange’, in Buckingham, D. and Willet, W. (eds) Digital Generations, Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ.
  31. Ito, M. and Okabe, D (2003) ‘Mobile Phones, Japanese Youth and the Replacement of Social Contact’, in Ling, R. and Pedersen, P. (eds) Front Stage/Back Stage: Mobile Communication and the Renegotiation of the Social Sphere, Conference Proceedings, 22-24 June 2003, Grimstad, Norway. http://www.itofisher.com/mito/
  32. Ito, M. and Okabe, D. (2005) Intimate Connections. Contextualising Japanese Youth and Mobile Messaging. Available at http://www.itofisher.com/mito/|
  33. Ito, M. and Okabe, D. (2005) ‘Technosocial Situations: Emergent Structurings of Mobile E-Mail Use’, in Ito, M., Okabe, D. and Matsuda, M. (eds) Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life, MIT Press, Mass. pp. 257-73. Also available at http://www.itofisher.com/mito/|
  34. Ito, M. and Okabe, D. (2005) Intimate Visual Co-Presence. Paper presented at UbiComp 2005, September 11th-14th , Takanawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, http://www.itofisher.com/mito/
  35. Ito, M. and Okabe, D (2006) ‘Everyday Contexts of Camera Phone Use: Steps Towards Technosocial Ethnographic Frameworks’, in Höflich, J. and Hartmann, M. (eds) Mobile Communication in Everyday Life: An Ethnographic View, Frank and Timme, Berlin
  36. Ito, M. and Okabe, D (2006) Intimate Connections: Contextualising Japanese Youth and Mobile Messaging’, in Kraut, R, Brynin, M. and Kiesler, S. (2006) Computers, Phones and the Internet. Domesticating Information Technology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp.235-50.
  37. Ito, M. and Okabe, D (2006) Intimate Connections: Contextualising Japanese Youth and Mobile Messaging’, in Harper, T., Taylor, A, and Palen, L. (eds) The Inside Text: Social Perspectives on SMS in the Mobile Age, Kluwer Academic Press, Amsterdam.Ito, M., Okabe, D. and Matsuda, M. (eds) (2005) Personal, Portable, Pedestrian, Mobile Phones in Japanese Life, MIT Press, Cambridge Mass.
  38. Katz, J., & Sugiyama, S. (2006). Mobile Phones as Fashion Statements: Evidence from student surveys in the US and Japan. New Media & Society, 8(2), 321-337.
  39. Law, A., & McNeish, W. (2007). Contesting the New Irrational Actor Model: A case study of mobile phone mast protest. Sociology, 41(3), 439-456.
  40. Lonkila, M., & Gladarev, B. (2008). Social Networks and Cellphone use in Russia: Local consequences of global communication technology. New Media & Society, 10(2), 273-293.
  41. Lu, J., & Weber, I. (2007). State, Power and Mobile Communication: A case study of China. New Media & Society, 9(6), 925-944.
  42. Lycett, J. E., & Dunbar, R. I. M. (2000). Mobile Phones as Lekking Devices among Human Males. Human Nature, 11(1), 93-104.
  43. Mahler, S. J. (2001). Transnational Relationships: The struggle to communicate across borders. Identities: Global studies in culture and power, 7(4), 583-619.
  44. May, H., & Hearn, G. (2005). The Mobile Phone as Media. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 8(2), 195-211.
  45. McGuigan, J. (2005). Towards a Sociology of the Mobile Phone. Human Technology, 1(1), 45-57.
  46. McIntosh, Janet. “Mobile Phones and Mipoho’s Prophecy: The Powers and Dangers of Flying Language.” American Ethnologist 37. 2 (2010): 337-353.
  47. Menduni, E. (2005). Petty Offers of the Political Fleet: The impact of personal mobile communication technologies on communicative practices of Italian. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 11(2), 88-101.
  48. Obadare, E. (2006). Playing Politics with the Mobile Phone in Nigeria: Civil society, big business & the state. Review of African Political Economy, 33(107), 93-111.
  49. Oksman, V. (2006). Young People and Seniors in Finnish ‘Mobile Information Society’. Journal of Interactive Media in Education(2), 1-21.
  50. Oksman, V., & Rautanien, P. (2003). ‘That’s Modern Life for You’: Mobile communication in the everyday life of children and teenagers in Finland. Acta ethnographica Hungarica  48(1/2), 149-159.
  51. Oksman, V., & Turtiainen, J. (2004). Mobile Communication as a Social Stage: Meanings of mobile communication in everyday life among teenagers in Finland. New Media & Society, 6(3), 319-339.
  52. Ozcan, Y. Z., & Kosak, A. (2003). Research Note: A need or a status symbol? Use of cellular telephones in Turkey. European Journal of Communication, 18(2), 241-254.
  53. Panagakos, A. N., & Horst, A. (2006). Return to Cyberia: Technology and the social worlds of transnational migrants. Global Networks, 6(2), 109-124.
  54. Qiu, J. L. (2007). The Wireless Leash: Mobile messaging service as a means of control. International Journal of Communication, 1, 74-91.
  55. Rafael, V. L. (2003). The Cell Phone and the Crowd: Messianic politics in the contemporary Philippines. Public Culture, 15(3), 399-425.
  56. Schwarz, O. (2009). Good Young Nostalgia: Camera phones and technologies of self among Israeli youths. Journal of Consumer Culture, 9(3), 348-376.
  57. Sooryamoorthy, R. (2009). Review: Mobile Phones. New Media & Society, 11(6), 1061-1068.
  58. Sooryamoorthy, R., Miller, B. P., & Shrum, W. (2008). Untangling the Technology Cluster: Mobile telephony, internet use and the location of social ties. New Media & Society, 10(5), 729-749.
  59. Stammler, F. M. (2009). Mobile Phone Revolution in the Tundra? Technological change among Russian reindeer nomads. Folklore (Tartu) 41, 47-78.
  60. Tenhunen, S. (2008). Mobile Technology in the Village : ICTs, culture, and social logistics in India. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute(14), 515-534.
  61. Thulin, E., & Vilhelmson, B. (2007). Mobiles Everywhere: Youth, the mobile phone, and changes in everyday practice. Young, 15(3), 235-253.
  62. Tutt, D. (2005). Mobile Performances of a Teenager: A study of situated mobile phone activity in the living room. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 11(2), 58-75.
  63. Veronesi, F., & Gemeinboeck, P. (2009). Mapping Footprints: A sonic walkthrough of landscapes and cultures. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 15(3), 359-369.
  64. Vincent, J., & Harris, L. (2008). Effective Use of Mobile Communications in E-Government: How do we reach the tipping point? Information, Communication & Society, 11(3), 395-413.
  65. Wajcman, J., Bittman, M., & Brown, J. E. (2008). Families without Borders: Mobile phones, connectedness and work-home divisions. Sociology, 42(4), 635-652.
  66. Wang, J. (2005). Youth Culture, Music, and Cell Phone Branding in China. Global Media and Communication, 1(2), 185-201.
  67. Wei, R. (2006). Lifestyles and New Media: Adoption and use of wireless communication technologies in China. New Media & Society, 8(6), 991–1008.
  68. Wei, R., & Lo, V.-H. (2006). Staying Connected while on the Move: Cell phone use and social connectedness. New Media & Society, 8(1), 53-72.
  69. White, P. B., & White, N. R. (2005). Keeping Connected: Travelling with the telephone. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 11(2).
  70. Wilken, R., & Sinclair, J. (2009). ‘Waiting for the Kiss of Life’: Mobile media and advertising. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 15(4), 427-445.
  71. Williams, S., & Williams, L. (2005). Space Invaders: The negotiation of teenage boundaries through the mobile phone. The Sociological Review, 53(2), 314-331
  72. Yoon, K. (2003). Retraditionalizing the Mobile: Young people’s sociality and mobile phone use in Seoul, South Korea. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(3), 327-343.
  73. Yoon, K. (2006). Local Sociality in Young People’s Mobile Communications: A Korean case study. Childhood, 13(2), 155-174.
  74. Yoon, K. (2006). The Making of Neo-Confucian Cyberkids: representations of young mobile phone users in South Korea. New Media & Society, 8(5), 753-771.

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