Social and Cultural Studies of the Telephone in American Life

Book - 1999
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Perhaps no other technology has done so much to so many, but been studied by so few, as the telephone. Connections presents a series of studies, which give greater visibility to this important element in modern life. Katz examines how the telephone reveals gender relations in a way not predicted by feminist theories, how it can be used to protect and invade personal privacy, and how people harness telephone answering machines to their advantage. Katz's inquiry reports on obscene phone calls, the abuses of caller-ID technology, and attitudes toward voice mail
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©1999
ISBN: 9781560003946
Characteristics: xi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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