The Anthropology of the Cell Phone
Publication Date: November 2002
Author(s): David Kraemer
Series: CLAL on Culture Archive (November 21, 2002)
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Mental Health; Identity Formation; Future; Social Patterns
The author ponders what long-term effect the cell phone will have on personal identities and human interactions. He consideres both positive and negative repercussions, predicting that ultimately cell phones will cause more harm than benefit to relationships.