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Call for papers



Transaction books

and their series on Mobile communication

(under the general editorship of James E. Katz),

is proud to announce:



The Mobile Communication Research Series:

Volume II, Mobile Communication: Bringing Us Together or Tearing Us  
Apart?



Rich Ling and Scott Campbell (eds.)



We seek the best and most interesting examples of relevant  
scholarship for our second volume of a series on the topic of mobile  
communication research.

Volume II’s theme will be “Mobile Communication: Bringing Us Together  
or Tearing Us Apart?” The adoption and use of mobile communication  
technologies gives rise to new forms of coordination and social  
networking. Undoubtedly, these uses of the technology can lead to  
increased cohesion within personal communities. However, some have  
expressed concerns that social networks can become overly configured  
through mobile communication, contributing to a “telecocooning”  
effect. In addition, the highly personal nature of the technology  
might also lead to increased individualization of the user. We seek  
abstracts that investigate this from various perspectives and from  
various levels of abstraction e.g. society (general level),  
community, citizen/person. The purpose of this volume of the MCRS is  
to explore ways that mobile communication can bring people together  
and/or create social division, and the social consequences that come  
out of these processes whether they be relational, psychological,  
political, or otherwise.



The theme for Volume II of the MCRS explicitly draws from the mobile  
communication pre-conference at the 2007 annual convention of the  
International Communication Association. We encourage the submission  
of papers presented at this event. We also strongly encourage the  
submission of research that was not presented at the ICA pre- 
conference. All submissions will be subject to competitive review.  
Abstracts of 200 words describing the proposed papers are due by 5  
September 2007 with those accepted due in final form by 15 January  
2008. Submissions may be in the form of empirical research studies or  
theory-building papers and should be 5 – 7000 words (in English).  
Papers are preferably new work but if material from other venues is  
available it will also be considered for publication.  Send your  
abstract to either Rich Ling or Scott Campbell.



About the editors:



Rich Ling ([log in to unmask]) is a sociologist at  
Telenor's research institute located near Oslo, Norway and he is also  
an Adjunct Researcher at the University of Michigan. He is the author  
of the forthcoming book Mediated ritual interaction: Mobile  
communication and the rise of bounded solidarity. In addition he is  
the author of the recently published book on the social consequences  
of mobile telephony entitled The Mobile Connection: The cell phone's  
impact on society and along with Per E. Pederson the editor of the  
book Mobile Communications: Renegotiation of the Social Sphere. He  
received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado,  
Boulder in his native US. Upon completion of his doctorate, he taught  
at the University of Wyoming before coming to Norway on a Marshall  
Foundation grant. For the past ten years, he has worked at Telenor  
R&D and has been active in researching issues associated with new  
information communication technology and society with a particular  
focus on mobile telephony. He has led projects in Norway and  
participated in projects at the European level.

Scott Campbell ([log in to unmask]) is Assistant Professor and Pohs  
Fellow of Telecommunications in the Department of Communication  
Studies at the University of Michigan. His research explores the  
social implications of new media, with an emphasis on mobile  
communication practices. His recent studies have investigated cross- 
cultural trends, mobile phone use in social networks, and use of the  
technology in public settings. Scott’s research appears in  
Communication Monographs, Journal of Applied Communication Research,  
Communication Education, New Media & Society, Communication Research  
Reports, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, and other  
scholarly venues. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in  
2005, he worked in the US wireless industry, earned a Ph.D. from the  
University of Kansas, and spent three years teaching and conducting  
research at Hawaii Pacific University on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.



About the series editor:



James E. Katz is Chair of the Communication Department and director  
of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Rutgers University  
and author of Magic in the Air (Transaction, 2006). His edited or co- 
edited books include Perpetual Contact (with Mark Aakhus), Machines  
that Become Us, and Mediating the Human Body (with Leopoldina  
Fortunati and Raimonda Riccini). His next edited book, titled  
Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies, will be published by MIT  
Press.



About the publisher:



Transaction Publishers, a leading independent publisher of social  
scientific books, periodicals and serials, is undertaking a new  
series of books on mobile communication. Transaction's mission is  
scholarly and professional inquiry into the nature of society.  
Located on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New  
Jersey, Transaction Publishers is dedicated to the expansion of the  
social sciences and is committed to the enhancement of public,  
professional and scholarly awareness by reaching the widest possible  
audience for work done by researchers. http://www.transactionpub.com/



Editorial board



Ben Anderson            Chimera, University of Essex, UK

Ken Anderson            Intel corporation, US

Amos Anyimadu           University of Ghana, Ghana

Naomi Baron             American University, US

Manual Castells         Annenberg Center, University of Southern  
California, US/Spain

Akiba Cohen             Tel Aviv University, Israel

Kathleen Cumiskey       College of Staten Island – CUNY, US

Nicola Doering          Ilmenau University of technology, Germany

Jonathan Donner         Microsoft Research – Bangalore, India/US

Gerard Goggin           University of Sydney, Australia

Nicola Green            University of Surrey, UK

Leslie Haddon           London School of Economics, UK

Keith Hampton           Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania, US

Tomita Hidenori         Kansai University Faculty of Sociology Mass  
Communication

Joachim Höflich                 Erfurt University, Germany

Mizuko Ito              Annenberg Center, University of Southern  
California, US/Japan

Shin Dong Kim           Hallym University, Republic of Korea

Ilpo Koskinen           University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland

Patrick Law             The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Christian Licoppe       Ecole Nationale Superieure des  
Telecommunications, France

Sonia Livingstone       London School of Economics, UK

Steve Love              Brunel University, UK

Shin Mizukoshi          The University of Tokyo, Japan

Kristóf Nyíri           Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Leysia Palen            University of Colorado, US

Raul Pertierra          University of the Philippines, Philippines

Madanmohan Rao  Indian Institute of Information Technology,  
Bangalore, India

Ron Rice                Univ. of California -Santa Barbara, US

Anxo Roibas             University of Brighton, UK/Italy

Harmeet Sawhney         Indiana University, US

Gitte Stald             University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Hidenori Tomita                 Bukkyo University, Japan

Jane Vincent            University of Surrey, UK

Barry Wellman           University of Toronto, Canada

Peter B. White          La Trobe University, Australia

Boxu Yang               Peking University, China




============================
Leysia Palen
Assistant Professor

connectivIT Lab
Computer Science, ATLAS & ICS
University of Colorado, Boulder

http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~palen/
http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~palen/connectivIT/

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