A Japanese Translation of The Global Smartphone

Daniel Miller, Laila Abed Rabho, Patrick Awondo, Maya de Vries, Marília Duque, Pauline Garvey, Laura Haapio-Kirk, Charlotte Hawkins, Alfonso Otaegui, Shireen Walton, and Xinyuan Wang

ISBN: 9781800081536

Publication: April 25, 2022

Series: Ageing with Smartphones

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  『グローバル・スマートフォン』は、独自の観点をそのグローバルな比較研究から提示します。スマートフォンは常に身近にあり、「絶え間なき機会主義(Perpetual Opportunism)」を満たすデバイスであるだけでなく、今や私たちの生活の場そのものにさえなっています。本著は、スマートフォンが単なる「アプリデバイス」以上のものであることを示し、人々が口にするスマートフォンへの意見と、実際にはどのようにスマートフォンを使用しているのか、その違いを探ります。


Alfonso Otaegui is Assistant Professor at the Anthropology Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He completed his PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).

Charlotte Hawkins is Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Anthropology. Her work focuses on social economies of mental health and wellbeing.

Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology at UCL. He has specialised in the anthropology of material culture, consumption and now digital anthropology. He recently directed the Why We Post project about the use and consequences of social media. He is author/editor of over 40 books including The Comfort of Things, A Theory of Shopping, Stuff, Tales from Facebook and his most recent book about hospice patients, The Comfort of People.

Laila Abed Rabho is a researcher at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace.

Laura Haapio-Kirk is a PhD student at UCL Anthropology and RAI/Leach Fellow in Public Anthropology.

Marília Duque is a researcher at ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing) in São Paulo, Brazil.

Maya de Vries is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Patrick Awondo is Postdoctoral Researcher at UCL Anthropology and a lecturer at the University of Yaoundé 1.

Pauline Garvey is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Her research interests include material culture, consumption, design, and Nordic domesticity before her more recent interest in digital anthropology and ageing. Recent publications include a special issue of the Journal of Design History titled 'Design Dispersed', edited with Adam Drazin (2016), and a monograph entitled Unpacking IKEA: Swedish Design for the Purchasing Masses (2018). Research for this work was funded by the Irish Research Council and The Swedish Institute.

Shireen Walton is Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Xinyuan Wang is a digital anthropologist based at UCL’s Department of Anthropology. She is the author of Social Media in Industrial China (2016), and co-author of How the World Changed Social Media (2016) and The Global Smartphone (2021).

Format: Open Access PDF

colour illustrations

ISBN: 9781800081536

Publication: April 25, 2022

Series: Ageing with Smartphones

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