The Fino-Filipino Text Connection

I know that many of our readers are interested in new information technology, and so I thought I would point out that you can read the free, full text of “Txt-ing Selves: Cellphones and Phillipine Modernity“: (I found the bibliography particularly useful, but perhaps that’s because I don’t know anything about the Phillpines or cellphones). The study was paid for by in part by Nokia and it appears, fittngly enough, on the webpage of the “Finnish Embassy in Manilla”: Now that’s globalization for you!


Alex Golub is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His book Leviathans at The Gold Mine has been published by Duke University Press. You can contact him at

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