This page contains links to interesting articles related to m-novels, mobile use and digital literacies:

Campbell, Marilyn. (2005). “The impact of the mobile phone on young people’s social life”

Donner, J. (2007). The rules of beeping: Exchanging messages via intentional “missed calls” on mobile phones. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication13(1)  AND “The rules of beeping: exchanging messages using missed calls on mobile phones insub-Saharan Africa” (Read here)

Eng, Lawrence. (2002). “Otak-who? Technoculture, youth, consumption, and resistance. American representations of a Japanese youth subculture.”

Goodyear, Dana. (2008). “I ♥ Novels: Young women develop a genre for the cellular age” in The New Yorker

Haddon, Leslie (2001). “Domestication and mobile telephony”

Haddon, L. and Vincent, J. (2005). “Making the Most of the Communications Repertoire. Choosing between the Mobile and Fixed-Line” in Nyíri, K. (Ed.) A Sense of Place: The Global and the Local in Mobile Communication, Passagen Verlag, Vienna, pp.231-40.

Horstmanshof, Louise  & Power, Mary R. (2005). “Mobile phones, SMS, and relationships”

Kreutzer, Tino. (2008). “Generation Mobile: Online and Digital Media Usage on Mobile Phones among Low-Income Urban Youth in South Africa” MA thesis: University of Cape Town

Lorente, Santiago. (2002)  “Youth and mobile telephones: More than a fashion” and other interesting articles in Estudios de Juventud (number 57), which can be accessed as full text HERE

Plant, Sadie. (2002). “On the mobile”

Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Humans in ICT Environments, Vol 1, number 1 (April 2005) – contains interesting articles:

*  “The Next Level of Research on Electronic Play: Potential Benefits and Contextual Influences for Children and Adolescents” (by Dorothy E. Salonius-Pasternak)

*   “Mobile Phones, Identity and Discursive Intimacy” (Raul Pertierra)

*   “Towards a Sociology of the Mobile Phone” (Jim McGuigan)

Ito, Mizuko. “Introduction: Personal, Portable, Pedestrian”

Ito, Mizuko. (2003). “Mobiles and the appropriation of place”

Ito, Mizuko. (2005). “Mobile Phones, Japanese Youth, and the Re-placement of Social Contact” in Mobile Communications, vol 31, pp. 131-148.

Ito, Mizuko & Okabe, Daisuke. “Technosocial Situations: Emergent Structurings of Mobile Email Use”

Daliot-Bul, Michal. (2007) “Japan’s mobile technoculture: the production of a cellular playscape and its cultural implications” in Media, Culture & Society, Vol. 29, No. 6, 954-971 (2007) [This is a FREE full-text download]


“Perpetual contact: mobile communication, private talk, public performance” (2002). edited by James E. Katz & Mark A. Aakhus (details of book contents)

“The Mobile Communication Society: A cross-cultural analysis of available evidence on the social uses of wireless communication technology”. (2004). Compiled by the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (Manuel Castells, Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Araba Sey

Abstract: This research report offers an analytical overview of existing research on the social uses of wireless communication technology. It seeks to provide a solid empirical basis for an informed discussion of the social uses and social effects of wireless in Europe, the Asian Pacific and the United States. Major themes explored include the deep connection between wireless communication and the emergence of youth culture, the transformation of language by texting and multimodalty, the growing importance of wireless communication in socio-political mobilization, and changes in the practice of time and space resulting from wireless communication.

* Also see Section 4 The Mobile Youth Culture in Cross-Cultural Perspective (pp. 153-170)

Katz, James. (2006) “Machines that become us: the social context of personal communication technology”

” Learning with mobile devices: research and development” (2004) a book of papers edited byJill Attewell and Carol Savill-Smith (Access here)

Richard Seyler Ling & Per Egil Pedersen. (2005). “Mobile communications: re-negotiation of the social sphere” in Computer supported cooperative work (volume 31) Preview HERE


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