Reading, reading, reading

Now that the spring term at UO has come to a close (finally!), we’re all getting just a tiny bit of a break before the summer session begins. I, myself, will be teaching Friday lab sessions for our Gateway I/II course along with another GTF, but I am also taking a course in the Education Studies department and will be doing some reading credits, as well as attempting to finish a couple of articles to be submitted for publication.

The aforementioned reading credits, however, are the ones that I want to focus on in this entry. In order to keep myself honest, I wanted to identify the books I plan to read publicly, and then review them right here after I’m done.

The books in question are:

  • Baym, N. (2010). Personal connections in the digital age. Malden, MA: Polity Press.
  • Ling, R., & Campbell, S. W. (Eds.). (2010). The reconstruction of space and time: Mobile communication practices. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
  • De Souza e Silva, A., & Frith, J. (2012). Mobile interfaces in public spaces: Locational privacy, control, and urban sociability. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Deuze, M. (2012). Media life. Malden, MA: Polity Press.

As a bonus, I’m also going to throw in this one:

  • Beriss, D., & Sutton, D. (Eds.). (2007). The restaurants book: Ethnographies of where we eat. New York, NY: Berg.

For each of these books I’ll post both a synopsis as well as what I hope will turn out to be a thoughtful reaction to each book’s content. That way you’ll be able to decide if any of these volumes are of any use to your own work–and it’ll be a way for my advisor to keep tabs on me without me bugging her via email every five seconds!