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Title: Investigating modern-day talaria : mobile phones and the mobility-impaired in Singapore
Authors: Chib, Arul
Jiang, Qiaolei
Keywords: DRNTU::Library and information science::Libraries::Information systems
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Chib, A., & Jiang, Q. (2014). Investigating modern-day talaria : mobile phones and the mobility-impaired in Singapore. Journal of computer-mediated communication, 19(3), 695-711.
Series/Report no.: Journal of computer-mediated communication
Abstract: Revisiting the medical and social models of disability, this study adopted the integrated biopsychosocial approach to examine experiences of 25 mobility-impaired respondents in Singapore with using mobile phones. We found that mobile phones provided respondents a greater degree of mobility, a sense of control, and opportunities to escape the stigma of disability, thus challenging the boundaries between the able-bodied and the disabled. Mobile phone appropriation allowed the management of personal identities and social networks, leading to a sense of empowerment. However, mobile phone usage might act as a double-edged sword for disabled people, creating mobile dependencies and a spatial narrowing of social connections. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/105142
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/20450
ISSN: 10836101
DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12070
Rights: © 2014 International Communication Association.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
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