Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications

Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications

Xiaoge Xu (The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China)
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Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 409
ISBN13: 9781466661660|ISBN10: 1466661666|EISBN13: 9781466661677|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6166-0


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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Identity
  • Digital Mobilization
  • Gender Roles
  • Location-Based Services
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Literacy
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Socio-Spatial Relations
  • Wireless Networking

Reviews and Testimonials

Researchers working in technology, communication, and other areas around the world offer 18 chapters on mobile media and communications in different geographical, social, cultural, political, and economic contexts like education, gender studies, identity studies, political communication, family studies, games studies, computing studies, marketing, advertising, healthcare, and journalism. They discuss mobile literacy, the evaluation of instructional apps, mobile learning in the Arab world, digital mobilization and identity, the implications of mobile technologies for gender and gender rituals, the social consequences of mobile use for young female adults in intimate conflicts, the dynamics of transmedia pervasive narratives, and more.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Xiaoge Xu, PhD, is the founder of Mobile Studies International, a global institute of mobile media and communication research. He has been passionately promoting and conducting Mobile Studies, an emerging and interdisciplinary discipline. Among his research and business activities are various projects ranging from mobile journalism to mobile government in collaboration with practitioners and professors of mobile media and communication around the world. In providing service to the mobile industry, he serves as the editor-in-chief of the Advances in Wireless Technologies and Telecommunication Book Series of IGI Global. He also serves as a consultant of China Mobile Labs. He is an associate professor in digital media and communication at the School of International Communications, the University of Nottingham, China Campus. His expertise lies mainly in comparative mobile studies, including mobile experience and mobile journalism.