About Us

The dramatic growth and integration of mobile communication into every aspect of human activity has given rise to an exciting new field of social science. In 2004, the Center for Mobile Communication Studies (CMCS) became the first academic center to focus on the social aspects of this transformation.

Initially at Rutgers University and now at Boston University College of Communication, the center has grown under the leadership of Professor James E. Katz. Today it is a focal point—at BU and around the world—for research, education, collaboration, and service in understanding the social, psychological, and organizational consequences of mobile communication.

A hub of groundbreaking research

CMCS staff conducts leading-edge investigations into mobile communication’s effects on human behavior and mobile technology’s long-term implications for organizations and policy. Our research projects are as intriguing as they are wide-ranging. How does the augmented reality experience of wearing Google Glass affect wearers and the people around them? Are young people creating a new form of mobile communication using only photos? How can mobile phones be used as a political tactic? To learn more, browse through our current and past research projects and publications.

We invite faculty from other BU departments and other colleges to engage in our studies, and we welcome connections with area scholars and organizations who share our research interests. We also partner with and provide research expertise to public and private sector organizations. The center offers a limited number of visiting researcher opportunities.

An innovative educator

One mission of CMCS is to help educate the next generation of experts in the social implications of mobile communication. To that end, we help develop innovative courses to be offered through the BU College of Communication (COM). We host visiting scholars, workshops, and conferences on compelling topics concerning mobile communication. And, when opportunities arise, we house post-doctoral students pursuing related studies. Our activities deepen COM’s focus on mediated communication.

A crossroads for international engagement

The Center provides a meeting place and platform for some of the world’s leading scholars in mobile communication. A few of our notable international events:

  • A “Mobile Communication and Social Policy” conference
  • A public workshop on privacy and networked mobile surveillance technology
  • A workshop entitled, “Living Inside Mobile Social Information”
  • A conference on “Mobile Communication and the Network Society”
  • We also organized the first pre-conference at the International Communication Association annual meeting on current research and future directions; this event began a tradition that has continued to foster development of new researchers and innovative research.

A resource for knowledge and guidance

CMCS offers public and non-profit groups a wealth of information, critical commentary, and advice. We assist private sector organizations through research, information dissemination, and expert consultation. Please contact us to learn more about the services we offer.

Keep up with CMCS!

The field of mobile communication changes fast—and so do our activities. To find out what the Center is doing now and planning next, sign up to receive our free newsletters and bulletins of upcoming events and publications.

Conference and Keynote Speeches by Dr. Katz

Keynote Speech: Social Media and Citizen Influence on Policy: Global and Local Convergence

“International Telecommunications Society Asia-Pacific Regional Conference”
Conference Organized by three leading telecommunications research Taiwanese universities in Taiwan and the conference held in Taipei, Taiwan, June 26-28, 2011.

Keynote Speech: News blogging in cross-cultural contexts: A report on the struggle for voice

“The Role of New Technologies in Global Societies: Theoretical Reflections, Practical Concerns, and Implications for China”
Conference Organized by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, July 30, 2008.

Keynote Speech: Are universal mobile communication patterns developing?: Cultural construction versus cognitive exigencies

“The Global and Globalizing Dimensions of Mobile Communication: Developing or Developed?”
Conference Organized by University of Michigan, Temple University, and Telenor Research, Montreal, Canada, May 21-22, 2008.

Keynote Speech: Are universal mobile communication patterns developing?: Cultural construction versus cognitive exigencies

“The Global and Globalizing Dimensions of Mobile Communication: Developing or Developed?” International Communication Association 2008 Pre-Conference
Organized by Dr. Scott Campbell, University of Michigan; Dr. Jan Fernback, Temple University; Dr. Rich Ling, Telenor Research Montreal, Canada, May 21, 2008.

Keynote Speech: Perceptions of Future Mobile Applications: Cultural Values and Usage Patterns

“Mobile Nation”
Conference Organized by the Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada, March 23, 2007

Keynote Speech: Magic in the air: Spiritual and transcendental aspects of mobiles.

“Image, Understanding and Learning in the Mobile Age”
Conference Organized by the Institute for Philosophical Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, April 28-30, 2005.

Keynote Speech: Imagining the Mobile Phone: Co-construction of a Consuming Technology

“Mobile Communication and Social Change”
Conference on October 18-19, 2004, Seoul, Korea.

Keynote Speech: Mobile Communication: Social and Political Effects

“A Nation of Ghosts: Choreography of Mobile Communication in Public Spaces”
Conference Organized by the Institute for Philosophical Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, April 24-25, 2003

Books and Monographs

Molz, J. G. (forthcoming). Travel connections: Tourism, technology and togetherness in a mobile world. New York, NY: Routledge.

Wilken, R., & Goggin, G. (Eds.)(forthcoming). Mobile technology and place. New York, NY: Routledge.

de Souza e Silva, A. & Frith, J. (2012). Mobile interfaces in public spaces: Locational privacy, control, and urban sociability. New York, NY: Routledge.

Hjorth, L., Burgess, J., & Richardson, I. (Eds.)(2012). Studying mobile media: Cultural technologies, mobile communication, and the iPhone. New York, NY: Routledge.

Farman, J. (2011). Mobile interface theory: Embodied space and locative media. New York, NY: Routledge.

Hjorth, L. (2011). Mobile media in the Asia-Pacific: Gender and the art of being mobile. New York, NY: Routledge.

Donald, S. H., Anderson, T. & Spry, D. (Eds). (2011). Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia.New York, NY: Routledge.

Ling, R. & Campbell, S. W. (eds.). (2011). Mobile communication: Bringing us together and tearing us apart. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Ling, R., & Horst, H. A. (eds.) (2011). Mobile communication in the global south special issue of New Media and Society, 13(3).

Katz, J. E., LaBar, W., & Lynch, E. (eds.) (2011). Technology and Creativity: Social Media, Mobiles & Museums. MuseumsEtc.

Katz, J. E. (ed.), (2011). Mobile communication: Dimensions of social policy. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

De Lange, M. (2010). Moving circles: mobile media and playful identities (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved fromhttp://www.bijt.org/wordpress/2010/11/21/download-my-phd-dissertation-moving-circles/

Goggin, G. (2010). Global mobile media. New York, NY: Routledge.

Rutgers Center for Mobile Communication Studies (2010). Museums, Mobile Devices and Social Media REPORT

 

 

Elliott, A., & Urry, J. (2010). Mobile Lives. New York, NY: Routledge

Lenhart, A., Ling, R., Campbell,S., & Purcell, K. (2010). Teens and Mobile Phones. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

Höflich, J. R., Kircher, G. F., Linke, C., & Schlote, I. (Eds.) (2010). Mobile media and the change of everyday life. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Harper, R. H. (2010). Texture: Human expression in the age of communications overload. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Crow, B A. Longford, M., & Sawchuk, K. (eds.)(2010). The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices, and Poetics of Mobile Media. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Nyíri, K. (ed.) (2009). Engagement and exposure: Mobile communication and the ethics of social networking. Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Green, N., & Haddon, L. (2009). Mobile communications: An introduction to new media. Berg.

Lloyd, C., Rickard, S. & Goggin, G. (Eds.) (2009). Placing Mobile Communications. Australian Journal of Communication.

Ling, R., & Donner, J. (2009). Mobile phones and mobile communication. Polity Press.

Ally, M. (ed.) (2009). Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and Training. Athabasca University Press.

The book can be downloaded from the following link by clicking eBook:http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155

 

De Bruijn, M., Nyamnjoh, F., & Nyamnjoh, F. (Eds.) (2009). Mobile phones: The new talking drums of everyday Africa.Langaa RPCIG

Ekine, S. (Ed.) (2009). SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa. Pambazuka Press.

Southwood, R., (2009). Less walk, more talk: How celtel and the mobile phone changed Africa. New York, NY: Wiley.

Bröge, S. (2010). MOBILE NEW ZEALAND: A multi-method comparative study of cell phone use. VDM Verlag.

Goggin, G. & Hjorth, L. (Eds.) (2008). Mobile technologies: From telecommunications to media. Routledge.

Kalba, K. (2008). The global adoption and diffusion of mobile phones. Harvard University.

Hjorth, L. (2008). Mobile phone culture in the Asia Pacific: The art of being mobile. Routledge.

Wittkower, D. E. (ed.) (2008). iPod and philosophy: iCon of an epoch. Chicago, IL: Open Court.

Kolb, L. (2008). Toys to tools: Connecting student cell phones to education. International Society for Technology in Education.

Ling, R., & Campbell, S. C. (eds.) (2008). The reconstruction of space and time: Mobile communication practices. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Katz, J. E. (ed.) (2008). Handbook of mobile communication studies. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Cohen, A. A., Lemish, D., & Schejter, A. M. (2008). The wonder phone in the land of miracles: Mobile telephony in Israel(New media: Policy and social research issues). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Baron, N. S. (2008). Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World. Oxford University Press.

Ling, R. (2008). New tech, new ties: How mobile communication is reshaping social cohesion. The MIT Press.

Hawk, B., Rieder, D. M., & Oviedo, O. (Eds.) (2008). Small tech: The culture of digital tools (Electronic Mediations). University of Minnesota Press.

Crystal, D. (2008). Txtng: The Gr8 Db8. Oxford University Press.

Kroski, E. (2008). On the move with the mobile web: Libraries and mobile technologies. Library Technology Reports, 44(5). 1-48.

Full Text Available At http://eprints.rclis.org/15024/1/mobile_web_ltr.pdf

 

Nyíri, K. (ed.) (2008). Integration and Ubiquity. Towards a Philosophy of Telecommunications Convergence. Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Hartmann, M. Rössler, P., & Höflich, J. R. (eds.) (2008), After the mobile phone?: Social changes and the development of mobile communication. Berlin, Germany: Frank & Timme.

Bull, M. (2008). Sound moves: iPod culture and urban experience. Routledge.

Urry, J. (2007). Mobilities. Polity Press.

Goggin, G., & Hjorth, L. (eds.) (2007). Proceedings of Mobile Media 2007. University of Sydney.

Kleinman, S. (ed.) (2007). Displacing place: Mobile communication in the twenty-first century. Peter Lang Publishing.

Hanson, J. (2007). 24/7: How cell phones and the Internet change the way we Live, work, and play. Praeger Publishers

Caron, A. H., & Caronia, L. (2007). Moving cultures: Mobile communication in everyday life. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Goggin , G. (ed.) (2007). Mobile Phone Cultures special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Culture, 21(2).

Arminen, I. (ed.)(2007). SPECIAL ISSUE: Mobile Media and Communication: Reconfiguring Human Experience and Social Practices? PsychNology Journal, 5 (1).

Kushchu, I. (2007). Mobile government: An emerging direction in E-government. IGI Publishing.

Koskinen, I. (2007). Mobile multimedia in action. Transaction Publishers.

Sullivan, N. P. (2007). You can hear me now : How microloans and cell phones are connecting the world’s poor to the global economy. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Williams, A. (2007). Portable music and its functions. New York, NY: Peter Lang Pub Inc.

Pertierra, R. (Ed.) (2007). The social construction and usage of communication technologies: Asian and European experiences. Diliman, Quezon City: The University of the Philippines Press.

Peters, O. (2007). Social psychological determinants of mobile communication technology use and adoption. A comparison of three models to explain and predict mobile communication technology behavior. Enschede, NL: University of Twente. ISBN: 978-90-365-2595-4. An electronic copy (PDF) is freely available on request: o.peters@utwente.nl

Nyíri, K. (ed.) (2007). Mobile studies. Paradigms and perspectives. Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Kurvinen, E. (2007). Prototyping social action. Taideteollinen korkeakoulu.

Dahlgren, P. (Ed.). (2007). Young citizens and new media: Learning for democratic participation. Routledge.

Nyíri, K. (ed.) (2006). Mobile understanding: The epistemology of ubiquitous communication. Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Goggin, G. (2006). Cell phone culture: Mobile technology in everyday life. New York, NY: Routledge.

Castells, M., Fernandez-Ardevol, M., Qiu, J. L., & Sey, A. (2006). Mobile communication and society: A global perspective. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Miller, D. & Horst, H. (2006). The cell phone: An anthropology of communication. New York, NY: Berg Publishers

Law, P.-L., Fortunati, L. & Yang, S. (eds.) (2006). New technologies in global societies. New Jersey, NJ: World Scientific.

Goggin, G., & Thomas, J. (eds).(2006). Special issue of Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture, 38(3).

Kellerman, A. (2006). Personal mobilities. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kraut, R., Brynin, M., & Kiesler, S. (eds.) (2006). Computers, phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Hoflich, J. R., & Hartmann, M. (eds.) (2006). Mobile communication in everyday life: Ethnographic views, observations and reflections. Berlin, Germany: Frank & Timme.

Gow, G., & Smith, R. (2006). Mobile and wireless communications: An introduction. New York, NY: Open University Press.

Katz, J. E. (2006). Magic in the air: Mobile communication and the transformation of social life. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Traugott, M, & Ling, R. (2006). On the move: The role of cellular communications in American life. University of Michigan.

Sheller, M., & Urry, J. (eds.) (2006). Mobile technologies of the city. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kavoori, A. P., & Arceneaux, N. (eds.) (2006). The cell phone reader: Essays in social transformation. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Glotz, P., Bertschi, S., & Locke, C. (eds.)(2006). Knowledge, Technology & Policy: Mobile Phones and Society. 19(1).

Glotz, P., Bertschi, S., & Locke, C. (eds.)(2006). Knowledge, Technology & Policy: Mobile Phones and Mass Communications, 19(2).

Pertierra, R. (2006). Transforming technologies, altered selves: Mobile phone and Internet use in the Philippines.Malate, Manila, Philippines: De La Salle University Press.

Haddon, L., Mante, E., Sapio, B., Kommonen, K-H, Fortunati, L. & Kant, A. (eds.)(2005). Everyday Innovators: Researching the role of users in shaping ICTs. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Kahney, L. (2005). The Cult of iPod. San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press.

Andriessen, J. H. E., & Vartiainen, M. (eds.) (2005). Mobile virtual work: A new paradigm? Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Harper, R., Palen, L., & Taylor, A. (eds.) (2005). The inside text: Social, cultural and design perspectives on SMS. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Glotz, P., Bertschi, S., & Locke, C. (eds.) (2005). Thumb culture: The meaning of mobile phones for society. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

  • Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi, Chris Locke (Hg.), (2006) Daumenkultur: Das Mobiltelefon in der Gesellschaft, Übersetzt von Henning Thies, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

 

Ling, R., & Pedersen, P. E. (eds.) (2005). Mobile communications: Re-negotiation of the social sphere. Surrey, UK: Springer.

Ito, M., Okabe, D., & Matsuda, M. (eds.) (2005). Personal, portable, pedestrian: Mobile phones in Japanese life. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Agar, J. (2005). Constant touch: A global history of the mobile phone. Cambridge, UK: Icon Books.

Hamill, L., & Lasen, A. (eds.) (2005). Mobile World: Past, Present and Future. New York, NY: Springer.

Nyiri, K. (ed.) (2005). A sense of place: The global and the local in mobile communication. Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Kim, S. D. (2005). When mobile came: The cultural and social impact of mobile communication (Mobile communication & society, 1). CommunicationBooks.

Castells, M., Fernandez-Ardevol, M., Qiu, J. L., & Sey, A. (2004). The mobile communication society: A cross-cultural analysis of available evidence on the social uses. University of Southern California.

Haddon, L. (2004). Information and communication technology in everyday life: A concise introduction and research guide. New York, NY: Berg.

Ling, R. S. (2004). The mobile connection: The cell phone’s impact on society. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann.

Levinson, P. (2004). Cellphone: The story of the world’s most mobile medium and how it has transformed everything!New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kasesniemi, E.-L. (2003). Mobile message: Young people and a new communication culture. Tampere, Finland: Tampere University Press.

Harkin, J. (2003). Mobilisation: The growing public interest in mobile technology. Demos.

Nyiri, K. (ed.) (2003). Mobile democracy: Essays on society, self, and politics. Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Katz, J. E. (ed.) (2003). Machines that become us: The social context of personal communication technology. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Nyíri, K. (eds.) (2003). Mobile communication: Essays on cognition and community. Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Nyíri, K. (ed.) (2003). Mobile learning: Essays on philosophy, psychology and education. Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Katz, J. E., & Aakhus, M. (eds.) (2002). Perpetual contact: Mobile communication, private talk, public performance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Fortunati, L., Katz, J. E., & Riccini, R. (eds.) (2002). Corpo futuro: Il corpo umano tra tecnologie, communicazione e moda. Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli.

  • Fortunati, L., Katz, J. E., & Riccini, R. (eds.) (2003). Mediating the human body: Technology, communication and fashion. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

 

Brown, B., Green, N., & Harper, R. (eds.) (2002). Wireless world: Social and interactional aspects of the mobile age. London, UK: Springer.

Pertierra, R., Ugarte, E. , Pingol, A., Hernandez, J., & Dacanay, N. (2002). Txt-ing Selves: Cellphones and Philippine Modernity. De La Salle University Press, Manila, Philippines.

Rheingold , H. (2002). Smart mobs: The next social revolution. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing.

Myerson, G. (2001). Heidegger, Habermas and the Mobile Phone (Postmodern Encounters). Totem Books.

Bull, M. (2000). Sounding out the city: Personal stereos and the management of everyday life. New York, NY: Berg.

Kopomaa, T. (2000). The city in your pocket: Birth of the mobile information society. Helsinki, Finland: Gaudeamus Kirja

Katz, J. E. (1999). Connections: Social and cultural studies of the telephone in American life. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

  • Katz, J. E. (2003). Connections: Social and cultural studies of the telephone in American life. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

 

Fischer, C. (1992). America Calling: A social history of the telephone to 1940. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Articles, Papers, Book Chapters and Website documents

Katz, J. E. (2011). Communication perspectives on social networking and citizen journalism challenges to traditional newspapers. Periodica Polytechnica, 19 (2), 51-62. doi: 10.3311/pp.so.2011-2.0

Brown K., Campbell S. W., & Ling R. (2011). Mobile phones bridging the digital divide for teens in the US? Future Internet. 3(2), 144-158. doi:10.3390/fi3020144

Campbell, S. W., & Kwak, N. (2011). Mobile communication and civil society: Linking patterns and places of use to engagement with others in public. Human Communication Research, 37(2), 207-222. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.2010.01399.x

Sugiyama, S. (2011). Interpersonal communication beyond geographical Constrains: A case of college students who maintain geographically dispersed relationship. In R. Ling & S. Campbell (eds.) Mobile Communication: Bringing us together and tearing us apart (pp. 271-292) New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Lai, C. -H. (2011). Mobile political campaigns: The nexus of mass content and private consumption. In J. E. Katz (Ed.),Mobile communication: Dimensions of social policy (pp. 247-258). Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Campbell, S. W., & Kwak, N. (2010). Mobile communication and civic life: Linking patterns of use to civic and political engagement. Journal of Communication, 60, 536-555. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2010.01496.x

Sugiyama, S (2010). “Seeking equilibrium: A study of how college students with diverse cultural backgrounds experience mobile communication in everyday life.” Encyclopaideia: Journal of Phenomenology and Education, 27 (2), 133-154.

Campbell, S. W., & Kwak, N. (2010). Mobile communication and social capital: An investigation of geographically differentiated usage patterns. New Media and Society, 12(3), 435-451.

Wei, R., & Hao, X. (2010). Effects of government regulations on spam: Lessons from Singapore in regulating mobile advertising. Asian Communication Research, 7(3), 77-101.

Sugiyama, S. (2010). Fashion and the mobile phone: a study of symbolic meanings of mobile phone for college-age young people across cultures. In , J. R. Höflich, G. F. Kircher, C. Linke, C., & I. Schlote (Eds.). Mobile media and the change of everyday life (pp.). Berlin: Peter Lang.

Peters, O. (2009). A social cognitive perspective on mobile communication technology use and adoption. Social Science Computer Review, 27(1). Prepublished on August 13, 2008, DOI: 10.1177/0894439308322594

Sugiyama, S. (2009). The decorated mobile phone and emotional attachment for Japanese youths. In J. Vincent, & L. Fortunati (Eds.), Electronic Emotion, the Mediation of Emotion via Information and Communication Technologies (pp. 85-103). Oxford: Peter Lang.

Katz, J. E., & Rice, R. E. (2009). Falling into the net: Main Street America playing games and making friends online.Communications of the ACM, 52(9),149-150.

Chen, Y.-F., & Katz, J. E. (2009). Extending family to school life: College students? use of the mobile phone.International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67, 179-191. doi: doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2008.09.002

Katz, J. E. & Rice, R. E. (2009). Public views of mobile medical devices and services: A US national survey of consumer sentiments towards RFID healthcare technology. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78, 104-114. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2008.06.001

Katz, J. E. (2009). Social structure, new communication technology and citizen journalism. In K. Nyíri (Ed.), Engagement and Exposure: Mobile Communication and the Ethics of Social Networking (pp. 27-36). Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Wei, R., & Jinhua, H. (2009). The Mobile Phone as the Third Screen? An Adoption Study of Mobile TV in China. Media Asia, 36(4). 187-193.

Wei, R. (2009). The Influence of mobile phone advertising on dependency: A cross-cultural study of mobile phone use between American and Chinese youth. In G. Golan, W. Wanta & T. Johnson (Eds.), International Media Communication in a Global Age (401-421). NY: Routledge.

Wei, R., Hao, X., & Pan, J. (2009). Examining user behavioral response to SMS ads: Implications for the evolution of the mobile phone as a bona-fide medium. Telematics & Informatics, 27, 32-41.

Campbell, S.W. (2008). Perceptions of mobile phone use in public: The roles of individualism, collectivism, and focus of the setting. Communication Reports, 21(2), 70-81.

Campbell, S.W., & Kelley, M. (2008). Mobile phone use among alcoholics anonymous members: New sites for recovery.New Media and Society, 10(6), 915-933.

Hashimoto, S.D., & Campbell, S.W. (2008). The occupation of ethereal locations: Indications of mobile data. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 25(5), 537-558.

Campbell, S.W., & Ling, R.S. (2008). Effects of mobile media. In J. Bryant & M. Oliver (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (3rd Ed.) (pp. 592-606). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Campbell S. W., & Park, Y. J. (2008). Social implications of mobile telephony: The rise of personal communication society. Sociology Compass, 2(2), 371-387: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1751-9020.2007.00080.x?cookieSet=1

Campbell, S. W. (2008). Mobile technology and the body: Apparatgeist, fashion, & function. In J. Katz (Ed.), Handbook of mobile communication studies (pp. 153-164). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Walsh, Shari P. and White, Katherine M. and Young, Ross McD. (2008) Over-connected? A qualitative exploration of the relationship between Australian youth and their mobile phones. Journal of Adolescence 31(1):pp. 77-92.

Boase, J.,& Kobayashi, T. (2008). Kei-Tying teens: Using mobile phone e-mail to bond, bridge, and break with social ties–a study of Japanese adolescents. International Journal of Human – Computer Studies, 66, 930-943.doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2008.07.004

Rice, Ronald E. & James E. Katz. (2008). Assessing new cell phone text and video services. Telecommunications Policy 32(7), 455-67.

Katz, James E. (2008). Perceptions of future mobile applications: Cultural values and usage patterns. In Martha Ladly and Philip Beesley (eds.), Mobile nation (pp. 9-15). Toronto: Riverside Architectural Press.

Wei, R. (2008). Motivations for use of the cell phone for mass communications and entertainment. Telematics & Informatics: An International Journal on Telecommunications & Information Technology, 25(1), 36-46.

Wei, R. (2008). Adoption of Wi-Fi technologies and creation of virtual workplaces. In P. Zemliansky & K. S. Amant (Eds.), Handbook of research on virtual workplaces and the new nature of business practices (pp. 395-407). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.

Lai, C.-H. (2008). Young adult’s use of mobile phones and online social networking: The role of friend. In K. Nyiri (Ed.),Integration and ubiquity: Towards a philosophy of telecommunications convergence (pp. 167-174). Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Hwang, S. (2008). Keeping social ties away from home: Being virtually together across continents through instant messaging. In K. Nyiri (Ed.), Integration and ubiquity: Towards a philosophy of telecommunications convergence (pp. 121-127). Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Walsh, Shari P. and White, Katherine M. and Watson, Barry C. and Hyde, Melissa K. (2007) Psychosocial factors influencing mobile phone use while driving.

Lai, C.-H. (2007). Understanding the Design of Mobile Social Networking: The Example of EzMoBo in Taiwan. M/C Journal, 10(1). Retrieved 19 Mar. 2007 from http://journal.media-culture.org.au/0703/08-lai.php.

Lever, K. M., & Katz, J. E. (2007). Cell phones in campus libraries: An analysis of policy responses to an invasive mobile technology. Information Processing and Management, 43, 1133-1139.

Campbell, S.W. (2007) Perceptions of mobile phone use in public settings: A cross-cultural comparison. International Journal of Communication, 1(1), available: http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/169

Mechael, P. (2007). Promoting the use of mobile phones for telemedicine in rural communities in low and middle income countries. Journal of eHealth Technology and Application. 5(3).

Katz, J. E. (2007). Mobile media and communication: Some important questions. Communication Monographs, 74, 389-394. doi: 10.1080/03637750701543519

Wei, R. (2007). The high-tech cell phone as self phone: Social identity and goal attainment in individual cell phone dependency. Asian Communication Research, 3(1), 5-24.

Walsh, S. P., & White, K. M. (2006). Ring, ring, why did I make that call? Mobile phone beliefs and behaviour among Australian university students. Youth Studies Australia, 25(3), pp 49-57

Peters, O., Rickes, M., Jöckel, S. Von Criegern, C., & Van Deursen, A. (2006). Explaining and analyzing audiences: A social cognitive approach to selectivity and media use. Communications, 31(3), 279-308.

The second part of the article is an empirical examination of the model of media attendance (LaRose & Eastin, 2004) applied to the context of mobile communication technology, i.e. the usage of General Packet Radio Services (GPRS).

Katz, J. E., & Sugiyama, S. (2006). Mobile phones as fashion statements: evidence from student surveys in the US and Japan. New Media Society, 8(2), 321-337.

Katz, J. E. (2006). Magic in the Air: Spiritual and Transcendental Aspects of Mobiles. In K. Nyíri, K. (ed.). Mobile understanding: The epistemology of ubiquitous communication (pp. 201-223). Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Campbell, S. W., & Kelley, M. J. (2006). Mobile phone use in AA networks: An exploratory study. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 34(2), 191-208.

Campbell, S.W. (2007). A cross-cultural comparison of perceptions and uses of mobile telephony. New Media and Society, 9(2), 343-363.

Campbell, S.W. (2006). Perceptions of Mobile Phones in College Classrooms: Ringing, Cheating, and Classroom Policies.Communication Education, 55(3), 280-294.

Wei, R. (2006). Wi-Fi powered WLAN: When built, who will use it? Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 12(1), 1-21.

Wei, R. (2006). Lifestyles and new media: Adoption and use of wireless communication technology in China. New Media & Society, 8(6), 991-1008.

Wei, R., & Lo, V.-H. (2006). Staying connected while on the move. New Media & Society, 8, 53-72. doi: 10.1177/1461444806059870

Katz, J. E. (2006). Mobile communication and the transformation of daily life: The next phase of research on mobile.Knowledge, Technology & Policy, 19(1), 63-71.

Wei, R., & Lo, V.-H. (2006). Staying connected while on the move: Cell phone use and social connectedness. New Media & Society, 8(1), 53-77.

Peters, O., & Ben Allouch, S. (2005). Always connected: a longitudinal field study of mobile communication. Telematics and Informatics, 22(3), 239-256.

Katz, J. E. (2005). Mobile phones in educational settings. In K. Nyiri (Ed.), A sense of place: The global and the local in mobile communication (pp. 305-317). Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Katz, J. E. (2005). Mobile communication and the transformation of daily life: The next phase of research on mobiles. In P. Glotz, S. Bertschi, & C. Locke (Eds.), Thumb culture: The meaning of mobile phones for society (pp. 171-184). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

Katz, J. E., & Sugiyama, S. (2005). Mobile phones as fashion statements: The co-creation of mobile communication’s public meaning. In R. Ling & P. Pedersen (Eds.), Mobile communications: Re-negotiation of the social sphere (pp. 63-81). Surrey, UK: Springer.

Katz, J. E. (2004). A nation of ghosts? Choreography of mobile communication in public spaces. In K. Nyiri (Ed.), Mobile democracy: Essays on society, self and politics (pp. 21-31). Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Katz, J. E., Rice, R. E., Acord, S., Dasgupta, K., & David, K. (2004). Personal Mediated Communication and the concept of community in theory and practice. In P. J. Kalbfleisch (Ed.), Communication Yearbook, 28, 315-371.

Rice, R. E. & Katz, J. E. (2003). Mobile discourtesy: National survey results on episodes of convergent public and private spheres. In K. Nyiri (Ed.), Mobile democracy: Essays on society, self and politics (pp. 53-64). Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Sugiyama, S., & Katz, J. E. (2003). Social conduct, social capital and the mobile phone in the US and Japan : A preliminary exploration via student surveys. In K. Nyiri (Ed.), Mobile democracy: Essays on society, self and politics. (pp. 375-385). Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Rice, R. E., & Katz, J. E. (2003). Comparing internet and mobile phone usage: Digital divides of usage, adoption and dropouts. Telecommunications Policy, 27 (8-9), 597-623.

Rice, R. E. & Katz, J. E. (2003). Mobile discourtesy: National survey results on episodes of convergent public and private spheres. In K. Nyiri (Ed.), Mobile democracy: Essays on society, self and politics (pp. 53-64). Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Campbell, S. W., & Russo, T.C. (2003). The social construction of mobile telephony: An application of the social influence model to perceptions and uses of mobile phones within personal communication networks. Communication Monographs, 70(4), 317-334.

Katz, J. E., Aakhus, M., Kim, H. D., & Turner, M. (2002). Cross-cultural comparisons of ICTs. In L. Fortunati, J. E. Katz, & R. Riccini (Eds.), Mediating the human body: Technology, communication, and fashion (pp. 75-86). Milan: Franco Angeli.

Wei, R. (2001). From luxury to utility: A longitudinal analysis of cell phone laggards. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 78(4), 702-719.

Leung, L., & Wei, R. (2000). More than just talk on the move: Uses and gratifications of the cellular phone. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly; 77(2), 308-320.

Leung, L., & Wei, R. (1999). Who are the mobile phone have-nots? New Media & Society, 1, 209-226. doi: 10.1177/1461444899001002003

Wei, R., & Leung, L. (1999). Blurring private and public behavior in public places: Policy challenges in the use and improper use of the cell phone. Telematics & Informatics: An International Journal on Telecommunications & Information Technology, 16(1-2), 11-26.

Leung, L., & Wei, R. (1999). Seeking news via the pager: A value-expectancy study. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 43(3), 299-315.

Leung, L., & Wei, R. (1998). The gratification of pager use: Fashion, sociability, entertainment, and fashion and status. Telematics & Informatics: An International Journal on Telecommunications & Information Technology, 15(4), 253-264.

Katz, J. E., & Aspden, P. (1998). Theories, data, and potential impacts of mobile communications. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 57, 133-156.

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