Mobile phones as fashion statements: evidence from student surveys in the US and Japan

@article{Katz2006MobilePA,
  title={Mobile phones as fashion statements: evidence from student surveys in the US and Japan},
  author={James E. Katz and Satomi Sugiyama},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={321-337}
}
Motivated by new theoretical perspectives that emphasize communication technology as a symbolic tool and physical extension of the human body and persona (Apparatgeist theory and Machines That Become Us), this article explores how fashion, as a symbolic form of communication, is related to self-reports of mobile phone behaviors across diverse cultures. A survey of college students in the United States and Japan was conducted to demonstrate empirically the relationship between fashion… CONTINUE READING

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