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|Title:||Investigating modern-day talaria : mobile phones and the mobility-impaired in Singapore||Authors:||Chib, Arul
|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
|ISSN:||10836101||DOI:||10.1111/jcc4.12070||Rights:||© 2014 International Communication Association.||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
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