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Ringtones and the Deskilling of Mobile-Musical Labor: A Preliminary Investigation

Sumanth Gopinath

in The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019156
eISBN:
9780262315081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019156.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The purpose of this chapter is to offer an account of the types of musical labor in the ringtone industry, and discrepancies in payment and prestige of its participants, and the work that musicians ... More


Left Behind: Case Studies of Decline and Recapitulation in the Ringtone as Representation

Sumanth Gopinath

in The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019156
eISBN:
9780262315081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019156.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What happens when to an older technological form that is supplanted when a newer one is incorporated into everyday social life in its place? This chapter addresses that question, and in the case of ... More


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