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[ecrea] New publication: Mobile and Digital Communication: Approaches to Public and Private

Wed Jul 08 14:02:15 GMT 2015

We would like to share with you this recent publication: 'Mobile and
Digital Communication: Approaches to Public and Private', a compilation
of extended articles result of the International final Conference of the
EU FEDER project 'Public and Private in Mobile Communications'
(Labcom.IFP, University of Beira Interior, April 2013-March 2015).
Contributions range from different perspectives and countries, including
the following authors: James E. Katz & Elizabeth Thomas Crocker; Scott
W. Campbell; Amparo Lasén; Gaby David; Samita Nandy; João Carlos
Correia; Koldo Meso, Simón Peña & Diana Rivero; Gil Baptista Ferreira;
José Ricardo Carvalheiro and Ana Serrano Tellería.

Thank you in advance for the sharing. We hope that you find its reading
interesting. Free download: URL [].

Kind regards from all team members, LabCom.IFP Research Laboratory and
University of Beira Interior (Portugal).


The types of communicating vessel systems that form public and private
"spheres" constitute a multifaceted, complex system that is connected to
an almost intractable range of issues. The fact is that the facets of
mobile technology – ubiquity, multimediality, multidirectionality – form
a new context in which trends to renegotiate, defend, adapt or challenge
notions of public and private are developed by individuals in their
everyday lives and by social institutions through their rules and goals.
This book, which brings together presentations from the conference
"Public and Private in Mobile Communications", held in March 2015 at
Beira Interior University, Portugal, particularly favors discussions on
the uses that individuals make of mobile devices in their everyday
practices. However, as a background issue, it also includes the
sometimes implicit approach about the transformations that connect new
technologies to certain cultural practices, forms of interaction and
political uses. In fact, as happened in the past with other
technological innovations, it is practically impossible to discuss the
penetration of mobile devices and their social appropriations without
the perspective of a historical side, even if it is "only" an
epistemological background.



Skype in Daily Life: General Patterns, Emerging Uses, and Concerns -
James E. Katz & Elizabeth Thomas Crocker

Mobile Communication and Network Privatism: A Literature Reviewof the
Implications for Diverse,Weak and New Ties - Scott W. Campbell

Digital Self-Portraits, Exposure and the Modulation of Intimacy - Amparo

All What We Send Is Selfie: Images in the Age of Immediate Reproduction
- Gaby David

Persona, Celebrity, and Selfies in Social Justice: Authenticity in
Celebrity Activism - Samita Nandy

Mass and Multitudes: “Old” and “New”Ways of Being in Public - João
Carlos Correia

Effectiveness of Crowdsourcing for the Appearance of a New PublicSphere
- Koldo Meso A., Simón Peña F. & Diana Rivero S.

Joining the Spheres: The Smartphone between Public and Private - Gil
Baptista Ferreira

Liquid Spheres or Constelations? Reflections on Mobile Devices - Ana
Serrano Tellería

Privatism against Privacy? Technology and Culture in Mobile
Communications - José Ricardo Carvalheiro

Notes on contributors

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