The Anthropology of the Cell Phone

Publication Date: November 2002

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): David Kraemer

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: Mental Health; Identity Formation; Future; Social Patterns

Type: Brief


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.