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Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications

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As mobile technology becomes much more prominent in the world, its effect on the social, political, and economic realms cannot be ignored. Interdisciplinary approaches towards re-examining the prevalence of communication technologies are essential for industry professionals’ development. Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications sheds light on emerging disciplines in multimedia technologies and discusses the changes, chances, and challenges in the mobile world. Areas such as mobile governance, mobile healthcare, and mobile identity are examined, along with their social, political, and economic implications. Serving as a reconnection between academia and industry, this book will be useful for students, professors, researchers, and policy-makers of mobile media and communications.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. STUDIES OF MOBILE
    2. MOBILE STUDIES AS AN EMERGING FIELD
    3. MOBILE STUDIES AS AN EMERGING DISCIPLINE
    4. INVESTIGATING MOBILE: INTERDISCIPLINARY WAY
    5. REFERENCES
  8. Section 1: Mobile Literacy and Learning
    1. Chapter 1: Mobiles, Movement, and Meaning-Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CHALLENGE OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      4. RE-THINKING LITERACY FOR MOBILITY
      5. ENGAGING ETHNOGRAPHICALLY
      6. OUTLINE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. A MODEL OF MOBILE LITERACY
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Mobile Learning Apps
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE BASED CURRENT BEST EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES
      4. EVALUATION OF APP ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS
      5. INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES
      6. APP QUESTION SELECTIONS
      7. RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Mobile Learning in the Arab World
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CURRENT PRACTICES
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      5. FUTURE OF MOBILE LEARNING
      6. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Mobile Identity and Ritual
    1. Chapter 4: Digital Mobilisation and Identity after Smart Turn
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. DIGITAL MOBILISATION AND IDENTITY
      3. THE WORLD OF BIG DATA AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
      4. BLENDED, PROSUMER AND RISKY EXISTENCE
      5. MOBILE CONTEXT AND THE CONTENTS
      6. VIRTUAL IDENTITY, IDENTITY 2.0, AND CORPORATE IDENTITY
      7. OBSERVATIONS AND INSIGHTS
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MOBILE AND DIGITAL IDENTITY
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 5: Mobile Technologies and Gender Rituals
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENDER RITUALS
      4. MOBILE DEVICES AND GENDER RITUALS
      5. CHANGES, CHALLENGES, CHANCES
      6. SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 6: Mobile and Intimate Conflicts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOBILE COMMUNICATION IN AFRICA
      4. THE SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF MOBILE PHONE COMMUNICATION AND INTIMATE CONFLICTS
      5. LANDSCAPING MOBILE COMMUNICATION IN ILARO
      6. DEBATING INTIMATE CONFLICTS IN ILARO
      7. ‘WAHALA DON SE LE’ (PROBLEM HAS STARTED)
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Mobile Engagement and Movement
    1. Chapter 7: Mobile Engagement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE MEMORY DEALER: CREATING A PERVASIVE TRANSMEDIA DRAMA
      4. INTERNAL/EXTERNAL, INDIVIDUAL/COLLECTIVE: THE MEMORY DEALER AS EXPERIENTIAL DRAMA
      5. FROM HEADPHONES TO SPEAKERS: EXTERNAL VS INTERNAL SPACE
      6. FROM I TO US: COLLECTIVE VS INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE
      7. THE SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF TRANSMEDIA PERVASIVE DRAMA
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 8: Mobile Media and Youth Engagement in Malaysia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND OF THE MALAYSIAN CONTEXT
      4. MOBILE INDUSTRY IN MALAYSIA AND THE SMARTPHONE PHENOMENON
      5. THE RISE OF MOBILE MEDIA AMONG MALAYSIAN YOUTH
      6. MOBILIZING THE ONLINE COMMUNITY
      7. POLITICALLY MOTIVATED SMS-BLASTING
      8. YOUTH ENGAGEMENT: TOWARDS A BETTER MALAYSIA
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 9: Mobile Communication and Bottom-Up Movements in Singapore
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOBILE INDIVIDUALS IN MOBILE SOCIETIES
      4. MOBILE COMMUNICATION IN SINGAPORE
      5. COLLECTIVE ACTION IN SINGAPORE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
      10. APPENDIX A: DESCRIPTIONS OF DIGITAL BOTTOM-UP MOVEMENTS
      11. APPENDIX B: OUTCOMES OF BOTTOM-UP MOVEMENTS
  11. Section 4: Mobile Children and Parenting
    1. Chapter 10: Mobile Communication and Children
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOBILE COMMUNICATION AND CHILDREN
      4. THE DOMESTICATION OF SMARTPHONES AMONG CHILDREN: CONTINUITIES OR CHANGES?
      5. IMPLICATIONS OF SMARTPHONE USE: NEW ISSUES ON THE RESEARCH, POLICY, AND PUBLIC AGENDAS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 11: Mobile Parenting and Global Mobility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE GLOBAL MOBILITY OF FILIPINOS
      3. THE LANDSCAPES OF FILIPINO MOBILE PARENTING
      4. THE DIMENSIONS OF MOBILE PARENTING
      5. THE PRACTICE OF MOBILE PARENTING
      6. MOBILE PARENTING AND GLOBAL MOBILITY
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 5: Mobile Marketing and Advertising
    1. Chapter 12: Mobile Location Based Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. DEFINITION AND HISTORY OF MOBILE LOCATION BASED SERVICES
      3. TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS
      4. MASS ADOPTION
      5. CLASSIFICATION OF MOBILE LOCATION BASED SERVICES
      6. IMPLICATIONS OF MOBILE LOCATION BASED SERVICES
      7. LIMITATIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 13: Location-Aware Mobile Media and Advertising
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINING LOCATION-AWARE MEDIA
      4. DEVELOPMENT OF LBS IN CHINA
      5. CASE STUDY: INDEPENDENT LBS PROVIDER “SBK”
      6. DISCUSSIONS AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 14: “Checking Into” Outdoor Lifestyle?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHEN TNF MEETS CHINA: CHALLENGES IN AN EMERGING MARKET
      4. THE VIRTUAL RED FLAG CAMPAIGN: A LOW BARRIER TO OUTDOOR
      5. MARKETER-ORCHESTRATED ONLINE-OFFLINE DYNAMICS
      6. UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 6: Mobile Uses and Usability
    1. Chapter 15: Socio-Spatial Relations in Mobile Gaming
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. A MODEL FOR UNDERSTANDING MOBILE GAME SOCIO-SPATIAL RELATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 16: Technology Facility and News Affinity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NEWS CONSUMPTION AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK ON ADOPTION OF INNOVATIONS
      5. HYPOTHESES AND A MODEL OF SECOND-LEVEL ADOPTION
      6. METHOD
      7. FINDINGS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 17: Wireless Connected Health
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGIES AND HEALTHCARE
      4. CHANGES, CHALLENGES, AND CHANCES IN WIRELESS CONNECTED HEALTH
      5. SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF WIRELESS CONNECTED HEALTH
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 18: Mobile Usability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN MOBILE USABILITY
      4. METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN MOBILE USABILITY
      5. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF MOBILE USABILITY
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors