- Hardcover: 207 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (August 15, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765803356
- ISBN-13: 978-0765803351
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
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Magic in the Air: Mobile Communication and the Transformation of Social Life
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"A pioneering figure in mobile studies, James Katz offers us a fascinating, authoritative, and profoundly human assessment of this enchanting technology's place in communications and society. Katz guides us on an illuminating journey through religion, public space, fashion, education, information and even 9/11 -- an indispensable account of the mobile's past, present, and futures."--Dr Gerard Goggin, ARC Australian Research Fellow Editor, 'Media International Australia', Department of Media and Communications, The University of Sydney NSW 2006
About the Author
James E. Katz is professor and chair of the Department of Communication at Rutgers University where he also directs the Center for Mobile Communication Studies. In 2009, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Twentieth Century Communications History (Italy). Prior to coming to Rutgers, Katz headed a social science research unit at Bell Communications Research. He has two patents in the telecommunications field and has held fellowships at Harvard and MIT. He is the author of Magic in the Air: Mobile Communication and the Transformation of Social Life and Connections: Social and Cultural Studies of the Telephone in American Life, published by Transaction.
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