Heather Horst and Daniel Miller (2006) The Cell Phone: An Anthropologyof Communication. New York: Berg. A detailed ethnography of the cell phone among the low incomepopulation of Jamaica. The blurb on the back uses a lot of "impact"terminology ("The book traces the impact of the cell phone..."); I'm hoping that the analysis itself is more subtle.
Finally got my own copies ofMizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, & Misa Matsuda's (eds) Personal,Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life. MIT Press.
And James E. Katz and Mark Aakhus (eds) Perpetual Contact: MobileCommunication, Private Talk, Public Performance. Cambridge UP.
Sometime this summer once I'm done with the Cultural Globalization manuscript I'm sitting down with a huge stack of cell phone books.
This is from the second half marathon. Somewhere around mile 11. At this point I'm thinking, "who put this hill here?"
Clazziquai Project, "Instant Pig" [Thanks Keehyeung!!], a nice pop/jazz/lounge kinda album from Korea. We've been listening to it in the car a lot; it makes driving around Phoenix seem almost cosmopolitan.
A place for antiheroic technology
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