Cellular Phones, Public Fears, and a Culture of Precaution by Adam Burgess
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Cellular Phones, Public Fears, and a Culture of Precaution
By Adam Burgess

Cellular Phones, Public Fears, and a Culture of Precaution

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Cellular Phones, Public Fears, and a Culture of Precaution by Adam Burgess

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This is the first account of the health panic surrounding cellular phones that developed in the mid-1990s. Treating the issue as more 'social construction' than evident scientific problem, it tells the story of how this originally American anxiety diffused internationally, having an even bigger impact in countries such as Italy. Burgess highlights the contrasting reactions to the issue ranging from positive indifference in Finland to those such as the UK where precautionary measures were taken. These differences are located within the emergence of a precautionary culture driven by institutional insecurity that first appeared in the US and is now most evident in Europe. Anxieties about cell phone radiowaves are also situated historically in the very different reactions to technologies such as x-rays and in the more similar 'microwave suspicions' about television. In addition, Burgess outlines a history and sociology of what is, despite media-driven anxieties, a spectacularly successful device.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521520829
ISBN-10: 0521520827
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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