Reorienting the Mobile: Australasian Imaginaries Goggin, Gerard Michael en_US 2021-11-25T12:37:57Z 2021-11-25T12:37:57Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I approach the question of mobiles in Asian countries by considering the case of Australia. I do so by way of a preliminary inquiry that seeks to explore the intersection between the emergence of mobiles in Australia with transformations in that country's sense of its relationship with Asia. First I discuss the history of the mobile phone in Australia, noting some important uses and representations that formed part of its social shaping. Second, I explore mobiles and the paradoxes of multiculturalism, and also how digital technologies became central to political culture and identity debates in Australia in the early to-mid 1990s. Third, I look at some important moments in the social shaping of text messaging, in which questions of cultural difference were decisive. Finally, I offer concluding remarks about future research on mobiles in Australia and how they are tied into Asian identities. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0197-2243 en_US
dc.language English
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dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other identity en_US
dc.subject.other Asia en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.subject.other media culture en_US
dc.subject.other mobiles en_US
dc.subject.other race en_US
dc.subject.other technology en_US
dc.subject.other Communication and Media Studies (400104) en_US
dc.subject.other Cultural Theory (420302) en_US
dc.subject.other Consumption and Everyday Life (420307) en_US
dc.title Reorienting the Mobile: Australasian Imaginaries en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement This is an electronic version of an article published in 'The Information Society', 24(3), pp. 171-181. The Information Society is available online at: en_US
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 3 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal The Information Society en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 171-181 en_US
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unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Goggin, Gerard Michael, Journalism and Media Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US School of the Arts & Media *
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