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The Mobile Telephone: The Transportation Of Social Relationships, Kenneth C. Staples Jan 1996

The Mobile Telephone: The Transportation Of Social Relationships, Kenneth C. Staples

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

In the studies of contemporary electronic media artifacts and their effects on society, television, satellites, and computers have been extensively investigated and their various impacts well documented. With regards to telecommunication technologies, academic scholarship is somewhat less, with most comment being restricted to either historic evolution, or technical description. Exceptions to this are, Marvin's reference to the telephone in her publication, When Old Technologies Were New: Thinking About Electronic Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century (1988}, and Umble's The Amish and the telephone: resistance and reconstruction (1992). Both of these publications are used for supporting arguments in my ...