The emergence of portable private-personal territory: Smartphones, social conduct and public spaces

@article{Hatuka2016TheEO,
  title={The emergence of portable private-personal territory: Smartphones, social conduct and public spaces},
  author={Tali Hatuka and Eran Toch},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={2192 - 2208}
}
This paper underscores the centrality of individual technological devices, particularly mobile phones, in structuring contemporary social interaction in public spaces. It illustrates the need to re-think the relationship between information and communications technologies and practices of sociability in public spaces. Based on surveys of users of mobile phones (basic mobile phones and smartphones), we explore the practices and actions of subjects in public spaces. Empirical analysis shows that… 

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