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Connecting Families?: Information & Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course

Barbara Barbosa Neves and Cláudia Casimiro

Abstract

Are information and communication technologies (ICTs) connecting families? And what does this mean in terms of family routines, relationships, norms, work, intimacy and privacy? This book takes a life course and generational perspective covering theory, including posthumanism and strong structuration theory, and methodology, including digital and cross-disciplinary methods. It presents a series of case studies on topics such as intergenerational connections, work–life balance, transnational families, digital storytelling and mobile parenting. It will give students, researchers and practitioner ... More

Keywords: information and communication technologies, intergenerational connections, work–life balance, transnational families, digital storytelling, mobile parenting, family life, family dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447339946
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447339946.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Barbosa Neves, editor
University of Melbourne

Cláudia Casimiro, editor
University of Lisbon 

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Contents

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One Connecting families? An introduction

Barbara Barbosa Neves and Cláudia Casimiro

Part I Theoretical and methodological approaches

Four Weaving family connections on-and offline: the turn to networked individualism

Anabel Quan-Haase, Hua Wang, Barry Wellman, and Renwen Zhang

Part II Empirical approaches

Nine Use of communication technology to maintain intergenerational contact: toward an understanding of ‘digital solidarity’

Siyun Peng, Merril Silverstein, J. Jill Suitor, Megan Gilligan, Woosang Hwang, Sangbo Nam, and Brianna Routh

Afterword

Elizabeth B. Silva

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