Mobile Technology and Place (New York: Routledge, 2012), 240pp
Edited by Rowan Wilken (Swinburne University of Technology) and Gerard
Goggin (University of Sydney)
An international roster of contributors comes together in this comprehensive
volume to examine the complex interactions between mobile media technologies
and issues of place. Balancing philosophical reflection with empirical
analysis, this book examines the specific contexts in which place and mobile
technologies come into focus, intersect, and interact. Given the
far-reaching impact of contemporary mobile technology use – and given the
lasting importance of the concept and experiences of place – this book will
appeal to a wide range of scholars in media and cultural studies, sociology,
and philosophy of technology.
Table of Contents:
I: Theorising Place & Mobiles
1. Mobilising Place: Conceptual Currents and Controversies, Rowan Wilken &
Gerard Goggin. 2. The Place of Mobility: Technology, Connectivity, and
Individualization, Jeff Malpas. 3. Topologies of Human-Mobile-Assemblages,
II: Media, Publics and Place-Making
4. When Urban Public Places Become ‘Hybrid Ecologies’: Proximity-based Game
Encounters in Dragon Quest 9 in France and Japan, Christian Licoppe and
Yorika Inada. 5. The Urban Dynamics of Net Localities: How Mobile and
Location-Aware Technologies are Transforming Places, Eric Gordon and Adriana
de Souza e Silva. 6. The Real Estate of the Trained Up Self: (Or is this
England?), Caroline Bassett.
III: Urbanity, Rurality, and the Scene of Mobiles
7. (Putting) Mobile Technologies in their Place: A Geographical Perspective,
Chris Gibson, Susan Luckman, and Chris Brennan-Horley. 8.
Still Mobile: A Case Study on Mobility, Home and Being Away in Shanghai,
Larissa Hjorth. 9. Connection and Inspiration:
Phenomenology, Mobile Communications, Place, Iain Sutherland.
IV: Bodies, Screens, and Relations of Place
10. Going Wireless: Disengaging the Ethical Life, Edward S. Casey. 11.
Parerga of the Third Screen: Mobile Media, Place and Presence, Ingrid
Richardson and Rowan Wilken. 12. Encoding Place: The Politics of Mobile
Location Technologies, Gerard Goggin. 13. The Infosphere, the Geosphere and
the Mirror: The Geomedia-Based Normative Renegotiations of Body and Place,