Peter Glotz (verst.) / Stefan Bertschi / Chris Locke (eds.)

Thumb Culture

The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society

Mobile communication has an increasing impact on people's lives and society. Ubiquitous media influence the way users relate to their surroundings, and data services like text and pictures lead to a culture shaped by thumbs. Representing several years of research into the social and cultural effects of mobile phone use, this volume assembles the fascinating approaches and new insights of leading scientists and practitioners. The book contains the results of a first international survey on the social consequences of mobile phones. It provides a comprehensive inventory of today's issues and an outlook in mobile media, society and their future study.


Peter Glotz (Dr. phil.) was Emeritus Professor of Media and Society, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He died August 2005.
Stefan Bertschi (Dr. phil.) is a Consultant in Strategy and Communications.
Chris Locke (MA) was formerly an academic at UCL, now he is a Strategist at AOL and Managing Director, GSMA Development Fund at GSM Association (GSMA).

Besprochen in:, 1 (2006), Jennie Bristow
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Sociology, Media/Communications and Cultural Studies, Technology Studies and Anthropology, Business, Marketing, New Media

Print 27,80 €

10/2005, 296 Seiten, kart.
ISBN 978-3-89942-403-4

Artikel-Nr.: 403

-403-4: Glotz/Bertschi (eds.), Thumb Culture

The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society


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