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The Moral Economy of Mobile Phones : Pacific Islands Perspectives

Foster, Robert J.; Horst, Heather

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The moral economy of mobile phones implies a field of shifting relations among consumers, companies and state actors, all of whom have their own ideas about what is good, fair and just. These ideas inform the ways in which, for example, consumers acquire and use mobile phones; companies promote and sell voice, SMS and data subscriptions; and state actors regulate both everyday use of mobile phones and market activity around mobile phones. Ambivalence and disagreement about who owes what to whom...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/202738
DOI: 10.22459/MEMP.05.2018
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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