Images in Mobile Communication

New Content, New Uses, New Perspectives

  • Corinne Martin
  • Thilo von Pape

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Introduction

    1. Thilo von Pape, Corinne Martin
      Pages 7-17
  3. The Production of Photography in the Users’ Hands?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Frank Möller
      Pages 57-78
  4. Strategies and Tactics at the Advent of Mobile Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Cornelia Wolf, Ralf Hohlfeld
      Pages 81-99
    3. Thilo von Pape, Veronika Karnowski
      Pages 101-120
  5. Images and Representations of Mobile Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Veronika Karnowski
      Pages 167-188
    3. Miguel Ángel Nicolás Ojeda
      Pages 189-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-210

About this book


This volume provides an original perspective on mobile communication, focusing on the emerging deployment of images in mobile phone usage: photography, video, mobile television, mobile internet, etc. Deeply embedded in our audiovisual culture, images possess the undeniable power to reshape the future of the mobile phone as an “individual mass medium”. In this collection, European researchers in media and communication studies, sociology, anthropology and political science present empirical and conceptual work on a wide range of issues, including cultural change, new forms of sociability on individual and societal levels, tactics and strategies of users and producers, and finally, representations and imaginaries of the mobile phone in other established media.

This book is written for researchers and students of sociology, communication studies and cultural studies as well as for practitioners of interactive media and online communication.


Aneignung Innovation Journalismus Kommunikationswissenschaft Mobiles Fernsehen

Editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Martin
    • 1
  • Thilo von Pape
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Research on MediationsPaul Verlaine UniversityMetz
  2. 2.Institute for Communication StudiesHohenheim UniversityStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2012
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-531-17992-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-531-93190-6
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