Loose Talk (And Text) Costs Lives: Discursive Divergence In The Use Of Mobile Phones
MetadataShow full item record
Use of mobile phones in Australia is governed by a range of discursive rules, despite the short time in which they have become the major communication tool for the majority of Australians. A wide range of formal rules and emergingpractices are in evidence and these affect the health and safety of everyone. Drawing on interviews with young adults (18 to 35) in the Hunter region of Australia, observation of mobile phone uses and analysis of cultural texts this paper examines the newly formed (and forming) discourses of the mobile phone. Formal rules and current research are compared in three areas of interest (use in hospitals, privacy and security issues, and driving) to raise concerns about the consequences when ambiguous or conflicting discourses and practices compromise public safety.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Lloyd, Clare (2010)This paper uses Discourse Analysis (DA) to investigate the socially constructed discursive practices of mobile phone use; specifically it examines the informal rules of mobile phone use. It qualitatively investigates ...
ID unknown? You must be from UNAUSTRALIA: Exploring the significance of the mobile phone to Australian identityLloyd, Clare (2006)This paper investigates and analyses the significance of mobile phone communication to an Australian identity. Mobile phones are now ubiquitous in Australia, so is it UNAUSTRALIAN to not own a mobile phone? To what extent ...
Mishima, K.; Rosano, Michele; Mishima, N.; Nishimura, H. (2016)In order to secure valuable materials and to establish better circular economy practice, new legislation to promote recycling of small-sized e-waste including used mobile phones started in April 2013, in Japan. In order ...