dc.contributor.authorAricat, Rajiv George
dc.contributor.authorLing, Richard
dc.identifier.citationAricat, R. G., & Ling, R. (2017). Collective appropriation and cooperative uses of mobile telephony among Burmese fishers. Information Development, in press.en_US
dc.description.abstractEarly research on mobile phone adoption among fishers followed an economistic perspective, focusing mainly on access to market price information. Researchers called for investigations into collective and cooperative uses of the technology. Responding to these calls, we explored Burmese fishers’ use of mobile phone in the realms of social life and business, mainly related to information seeking and sharing among community. Interviews with 23 fishers in three regions in Myanmar suggested that both social and commercial as well as individual- and community-oriented uses were prevalent. Mobile phones helped channel information on price and market demand among a limited number of fishers, especially the boat owners and fish dealers. The other segments in the fishing labor hierarchy desisted from individual ownership of the phone, while opting for a more community-based appropriation. A nuanced picture of use and non-use of mobiles emerged alongside fishers’ socio-economic status and patterns of fishing.en_US
dc.format.extent45 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Developmenten_US
dc.rights© 2017 The Author(s). This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication in Information Development, published by SAGE Publications on behalf of The Author(s). It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document.  The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266666917719116].en_US
dc.subjectMobile Phonesen_US
dc.titleCollective appropriation and cooperative uses of mobile telephony among Burmese fishersen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.schoolWee Kim Wee School of Communication and Informationen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US

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