Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communications

The Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communication (SSSMC) is intended to facilitate the international advancement of cross-disciplinary mobile communication studies. It is intended to serve as a resource and to support a network of scholarly research as to the social consequences of mobile communication.

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Machines that Become Us

Machines that Become Us

James E. Katz (ed.)

Book Description
This Transaction Publishers book (2003) book contains 13 chapters in three major sections (Theoretical Perspectives; National and Cross-Cultural Studies; and Subcultures, Technologies, and Fashion), with introductory and concluding chapters by Dr. Katz.

On the back cover Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Distinguished Professor, Information Systems Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology, writes: "From cell phones to 'smart homes,' James Katz shows how ICTs (information and communication technologies) not only serve as extensions of human capabilities, but are being integrated into all aspects of our lives and our 'selves.' This book presents timely and valuable insights into how pervasive information technologies are altering the way people live, act, relate to others and think of themselves. Bravo!!".


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