Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications, 1st Edition

  • Xiaoge Xu
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  • ISBN-10: 1466661674
  • ISBN-13: 9781466661677
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 404 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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As mobile technology becomes much more prominent in the world, its effect on the social, political, and economic realms cannot be ignored. Interdisciplinary approaches towards re-examining the prevalence of communication technologies are essential for industry professionals' development. Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications sheds light on emerging disciplines in multimedia technologies and discusses the changes, chances, and challenges in the mobile world. Areas such as mobile governance, mobile healthcare, and mobile identity are examined, along with their social, political, and economic implications. Serving as a reconnection between academia and industry, this book will be useful for students, professors, researchers, and policy-makers of mobile media and communications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Wireless Technologies and Telecommunication (AWTT) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Mobile Literacy and Learning.
1: Mobiles, Movement, and Meaning-Making: A Model of Mobile Literacy.
2: Mobile Learning Apps: Evaluating Instructional Needs.
3: Mobile Learning in the Arab World: Contemporary and Future Implications.
Mobile Identity and Ritual.
4: Digital Mobilisation and Identity after Smart Turn.
5: Mobile Technologies and Gender Rituals.
6: Mobile and Intimate Conflicts: The Case of Young Female Adults in Nigeria.
Mobile Engagement and Movement.
7: Mobile Engagement: Dynamics of Transmedia Pervasive Narratives.
8: Mobile Media and Youth Engagement in Malaysia.
9: Mobile Communication and Bottom-Up Movements in Singapore.
Mobile Children and Parenting.
10: Mobile Communication and Children.
11: Mobile Parenting and Global Mobility: The Case of Filipino Migrant Mothers.
Mobile Marketing and Advertising.
12: Mobile Location Based Services: Implications on Privacy.
13: Location-Aware Mobile Media and Advertising: a Chinese Case.
14: “Checking Into” Outdoor Lifestyle? Mobile Location-Based Games as a Site of Productive Play in Marketing Campaigns.
Mobile Uses and Usability.
15: Socio-Spatial Relations in Mobile Gaming: Reconfiguration and Contestation.
16: Technology Facility and News Affinity: Predictors of Using Mobile Phones as a News Device.
17: Wireless Connected Health: Anytime, Anyone, Anywhere.
18: Mobile Usability: State of the Art and Implications.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.