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, May 23, 2007

Mobile Communication: Bringing Us Together or Tearing Us Apart? (International Communication Association Preconference 2007)

San Francisco, CA, USA
May 23-24, 2007
Organized by the University of Michigan Department of Communication Studies, Temple University, Microsoft Research and Telenor Research.
  • Global/universal patterns vs. local improvisation 
  • Mobile communication and social and/or economic development and change 
  • Mobile communication and globalization 
  • Comparative studies of mobile communication (use patterns, political economies, media and communication systems, etc) 
  • Cross-cultural approaches to mobile communication 
  • Easy and inexpensive network access and inexpensive/used mobile phones has meant that mobile communication has become the primary way in which many persons in the developing world first experience the use of telephony.