This article reports data coming from some case studies of young mobile phone owners. We have adopted an ethnographic approach that mainly consists in ‘shadowing’ our informants in their everyday life to see how they integrate the mobile phone in their day to day activities.. The analysis of some examples coming from our corpus of natrally occurring cell phne conversations illustrates both sides of the creative cooperation that characterise people’s relation to new technologies. Firstly with reference to the way technologies create people’s identities and secondly to the way people make sense of technologies according to their own cultural ways of living their lives.

Mobile Culture. An Ethnography of Cellular Phone Uses in Teenagers’ Everyday Life

CARONIA, LETIZIA
2005

Abstract

This article reports data coming from some case studies of young mobile phone owners. We have adopted an ethnographic approach that mainly consists in ‘shadowing’ our informants in their everyday life to see how they integrate the mobile phone in their day to day activities.. The analysis of some examples coming from our corpus of natrally occurring cell phne conversations illustrates both sides of the creative cooperation that characterise people’s relation to new technologies. Firstly with reference to the way technologies create people’s identities and secondly to the way people make sense of technologies according to their own cultural ways of living their lives.
Caronia, Letizia
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