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Children, youth and the mobile phone

Ling, Rich and Haddon, Leslie ORCID: 0000-0001-7338-7232 (2008) Children, youth and the mobile phone. In: Drotner, Kirsten and Livingstone, Sonia, (eds.) The International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture. Sage Publications Ltd., London, UK, pp. 137-151. ISBN 9781412928328

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Children, youth and the mobile phone In its short life, a surprisingly large literature on the use of mobile communication among children and teens has been written. Indeed, in recent years there has hardly been a conference or a collection of readings that did not include work in this area. The iconic status of the mobile telephone among children and teens has been one of the big surprises associated with this form of communication. While originally conceived as a way to allow business people to interact, mobile telephony has become, perhaps more than anything else, a phenomenon of teens and young people. Reports from Japan (Hashimoto, 2002; Ito, 2005), the Philippines (Ellwood-Clayton, 2005) the broader Asian context (Castells et al. , 2007; Kim, 2004), Norway (Ling, 1999, 2000, 2001a,b; Ling and Yttri, 2002; Skog and Jamtøy, 2002), the UK (Green and Smith, 2002), Finland (Rautiainen and Kasesniemi, 2000; Nurmela, 2003; ...

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Additional Information: © 2008 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 13:51
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2024 16:24

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