- Preface to Volume 1
- Anytime, Anywhere? An Introduction to the Devices, Markets, and Theories of Mobile Music
- How the MP3 Became Ubiquitous
- Is a Download a Performance?
- Divisible Mobility: Music in an Age of Cloud Computing
- iPod Use, Mediation, and Privatization in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
- Changing Cultural Coordinates: The Transistor Radio and Space, Time, and Identity
- Labor, Machines, IVR-Enabled Automated Call Centers, and the Design of an Audible Workplace
- Mobile Semiotics
- Calling My Name: Sound, Orality, and the Cell Phone Contact List
- What Is That Noise? An Analysis of Sound Quality and Music in Mobile Devices
- Aural Armor: Charting the Militarization of the iPod in Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Cochlear Implants after Fifty Years: A History and an Interview with Charles Graser
- Music Ethnography and Recording Technology in the Unbound Digital Era
- Forever and Ever: Mobile Music in the Life of Young Teens
- Earbuds Are Good for Sharing: Children’s Headphones as Social Media at a Vermont School
- Can You Hear Us Now? Ringtones and Politics in the Contemporary Philippines
- Stereos in the City: Moving Through Music in South India
- Urban Echoes: The Boombox and Sonic Mobility in the 1980s
- Mexican Mobile Music: Una Convergencia con Sabor
- Music Piracy, Commodities, and Value: Digital Media in the Indian Marketplace
- A Tale of Two Countries: Online Radio in the United States and Japan
- Mobile Tactics in the Brazilian Independent Music Industry
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines the mobile music practices of early teenagers. It explains that mobile music listening for young people is often collective and characterized by music sharing as a form of social display linked to group formation, friendship, and identity. It suggests that their listening practices show that there is nothing implicitly anti-social about mobile music players and explains that young adolescents are reflexive around the music, not the technology.
Arild Bergh is a researcher at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment.
Tia DeNora is Professor of Sociology of Music at the University of Exeter. Her books are Beethoven and the Construction of Genius (1995), Music in Everyday Life (2000), After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology (2003), and Music in Action: Selected Essays in Sonic Ecology (2011). She recently completed a longitudinal research project on music and mental health and, with Dr Gary Ansdell, is preparing a three volume ‘Triptych’ on this work. With Gary Ansdell, she co-edits the Ashgate Series on Music & Change.
Maia Bergh is currently studying graphic design in Manchester. She spent the past few years traveling extensively in Europe, studying French in Paris, German in Switzerland, art in Brighton, and history in Oxford. She has also done a range of non-profit work, including voiceover work for Oxfam campaigns.
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