New tech, new ties : how mobile communication is reshaping social cohesion /

How cell phones and mobile communication may in many cases strengthen social cohesion.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ling, Richard Seyler.
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Mobile communication and ritual interaction : the plumber's entrance
  • 2. ICT and tension between social and individual impulses
  • 3. Durkheim on ritual interaction and social cohesion
  • 4. Goffman on ritual interaction in everyday life
  • 5. Collins and ritual interaction chains
  • 6. Ritual as a catalytic event
  • 7. Co-present interaction and mobile communication
  • 8. Mobile telephony and mediated ritual interaction
  • 9. Bounded solidarity : mobile communication and cohesion in the familiar sphere
  • 10. The recalibration of social cohesion.