This book develops and employs a new methodology - Global Techgraphy - to investigate wireless mobility from a sociological and cultural perspective. It illustrates that techlogies are created to perform roles - to act - in everyday life, and this demands an ethgraphy that can track the social performativity of techlogy in addition to that of human beings. The book is suitable for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in methodology, communications, and cultural work dealing with globalization and new digital communications media.
The Author: Grant Kien is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at California State University, East Bay. He received his Ph.D. in communications research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kien's recently published work has appeared in the scholarly journals Qualitative Inquiry and Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, and the AOIR Researcher Annual.