15 Jun 2013
Cara Wallis, recipient of the James W. Carey media research award, discusses her book, Technomobility in China. Wallis describes her original contribution to the field of migrant population studies as resting on the use of deep ethnography on a group of young, rural, and marginalized women from a gender perspective. She then explains that she applied James Carey’s ideas regarding communication as symbolic and ritual to the field of mobile communications. Wallis ends by describing her current project on analysing the social media behaviour of large groups, including university students, migrants, and white collar workers, among others.