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Published: 28 June 2018

212 Pages


ISBN: 9780190630270

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A Village Goes Mobile

Telephony, Mediation, and Social Change in Rural India

Sirpa Tenhunen

  • An ethnographic study of the appropriation of mobile telephony in the developing world, drawing on the author's fieldwork in West Bengal, India
  • Exposes mobile phone use as a multi-dimensional process with diverse impacts by exploring how media-saturated forms of interaction relate to pre-existing contexts
  • Develops a theoretical framework for understanding the relationship between digital media and social change