Keitai culture book by Mizuko Ito is now out

Dr. Mizuko Ito (better known to friends and family as Mimi) tells Boing Boing,

The book I edited with Daisuke Okabe and Misa Matsuda is out from MIT Press and available on Click here for a pdf of a draft of the introduction.

The book is an edited collection of social and cultural studies of keitai (mobile phone) and pager use over the past decade or so in Japan. We included our own research as well as research by a variety of mostly Japanese scholars whose work we translated from Japanese.

I've been reading an early copy, and I'll post a more thorough review as soon as I can, but — if mobile culture is of any interest to you, go buy this thing! It's a terrific, rich work — and a very readable read. Link