Mobile livelihoods: key readings
A first attempt at identifying key readings under the broad theme of ‘mobile livelihoods’, i.e. how people around the globe – but particularly in the global South – use mobile technologies to improve their livelihoods, if at all. Further bibliographic suggestions always welcomed.
Created 15 Feb. 2010
Last updated 15 Feb. 2010
Abraham, R. (2007) ‘Mobile Phones and Economic Development: Evidence from the Fishing Industry in India’, Information Technologies and International Development 4(1): 5-17.
Castells, Manuel, Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol, Jack Linchuan Qiu and Araba Sey. Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective. Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2007. See also reviews by:
- Horst, H. http://ironforge.hri.uci.edu/eedmlstudio/index.php/Firda_08/comments/book_review_of_mobile_communication
Donner, J. (2005) ‘The Social and Economic Implications of Mobile Telephony in Rwanda: An Ownership/Access Typology’, in P. Glotz, S. Bertschi and C. Locke (eds.) Thumb Culture: The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society, pp. 37-51. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.
Donner, J. (2009) ‘Blurring Livelihoods and Lives: The Social Uses of Mobile Phones and Socioeconomic Development’, Innovations 4(1): 91-101.
Horst, H. A. and D. Miller (2006) The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication. New York, NY: Berg.
Jagun, A., R. Heeks and J. Whalley (2008) ‘The Impact of Mobile Telephony on Developing Country Micro-Enterprise: A Nigerian Case Study’, Information Technologies and International Development 4(4): 47-65.
Jensen, R. (2007) ‘The Digital Provide: Information (Technology), Market Performance, and Welfare in the South Indian Fisheries Sector’, The Quarterly Journal of Economics 122(3): 879-924.
Overå, R. (2008) ‘Mobile Traders and Mobile Phones in Ghana’, in J. Katz (ed.) Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies, pp. 43-54. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.