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Perpetual Contact
By James E. Katz

Perpetual Contact

Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance

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Perpetual Contact by James E. Katz

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The spread of mobile communication, most obtrusively as cell phones but increasingly in other wireless devices, is affecting people's lives and relationships to a previously unthought-of extent. Mobile phones, which are fast becoming ubiquitous, affect either directly or indirectly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. They have transformed social practices and changed the way we do business, yet surprisingly little serious academic work has been done on them. This 2002 book, with contributions from the foremost researchers in the field, studies the impact of the mobile phone on contemporary society from a social scientific perspective. Providing a comprehensive overview of mobile phones and social interaction, it comprises an introduction covering the key issues, a series of unique national studies and a final section examining specific issues.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521002660
ISBN-10: 0521002664
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James E. Katz

Dr James Katz is the author of several books in the field of technology and society. With Philip Aspden and Ronald E. Rice, he is the co-author of a book about the social impact of the Internet on life in America, to be published by MIT Press. His 1999 book, Connections: Social and Cultural Studies of the Telephone in American Life, was included in the 37th Outstanding Academic Titles award, given by the American Library Association's journal Choice. Another of his books, Congress and Natural Energy Policy, was nominated for the American Political Science Association Gladys Kammerer prize for best political science publication in 1984. In 2000, he won the Rutgers Department of Communication Researcher of the year award. Katz has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles; his works have been translated into five languages and re-published in numerous edited collections. He earned his Ph.D. in 1974 from Rutgers; in 1997, he joined its department of communication as professor. In between those years he won postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and MIT, served on the faculties of the University of Texas, Austin and Clarkson University, and headed the social science research unit at Bell Communication Research (Bellcore). He was also granted national and foreign patents on his inventions in telecommunication technology. The national electronic media frequently interview Katz; and he has appeared on numerous network news programs. He has been quoted on the front-pages of leading newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and USA Today. He serves on the boards of several leading social science journals and charitable and educational foundations. His teaching and research interests include research methods, the social aspects of communication technology, the contest between privacy and publicity on the Internet, and of course mobile communication and computing. Dr Aakhus is Assistant Professor of Communication at Rutgers. He investigates how new media and communication formats are designed and implemented to solve problems of human communication. within this domain, Aakhus is especially interested in investigating how such innovations affect the quality of human activities in the areas of learning, organizing, decision-making, and conflict-management. He has published in technology and communication journals. His work appears regularly in international proceedings on argumentation and disputing processes. He earned a Ph. D. at the University of Arizona in Communication with a specialization in Management Information Communication and Technology Commission. He is dispute-mediator and has invented a distributed learning application for educating professionals.

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