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    Txt-ing Selves: Cellphones and Philippine Modernity

    Raul Pertierra, Eduardo R. Ugarte

    Winner, National Book Award, Social Science, 2002
    Txt-ing Selves explores the impact of mobile-phone usage in the Philippines. It uses the theoretical concepts of global modernity and complex connectivity to shape and inform the interpretation of data culled from questionnaires, focused group discussions, in-depth interviews, and archival research. It traces as well the origins of the Filipinos’ preoccupation with the cellphone and their preference for texting to the chronic lack of modern communicative technologies and their desire to maintain contact with significant others in an unstable, unpredictable, and transforming world.
    Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2002
    ISBN: 971-555-440-7
    197 pages

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