Written by Manuel Castells, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Jack Linchuan Qiu and Araba Sey, the book is describes the mobile revolution and how being constantly connected has affected our lives, getting into deep detail on who’s connected and how do they use this ubiquitous technology.
For ICT4D practitioners and researchers, chapters 7 — The Mobile Civil Society:
Social Movements, Political Power, and Communication Networks — and 8 — Wireless Communication and Global Development: New Issues, New Strategies — are of special interest as they deal with participation, development and social empowerment in general.
- Site of the book at MIT Press, with full table of contents and sample chapters.
- Mobile Communication and Society: Interview with the author
- Wireless Networking in the Developing World
- Village Phone Replication Manual
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2006) “Book: Mobile Communication and Society.” In ICTlogy,
#38, November 2006. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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