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The Aesthetic Labor of Ethnographers  

Kjerstin Gruys and David J. Hutson

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Apr 2019
This chapter uses a comparative case method, drawing on autoethnographic accounts to explore how ethnographers perform aesthetic labor across two research sites: a women’s plus-size ... More

Aggression Through Mobile Communication: Unraveling Its Motives and Consequences  

Michel Walrave, Joris Van Ouytsel, and Koen Ponnet

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
Both adolescents and adults use mobile applications to engage in conversations, expand their social networks, and, for some, engage in romantic relationships. While mobile applications ... More

Ambient Play: Understanding Mobile Games in Everyday Life  

Larissa Hjorth and Ingrid Richardson

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
In this chapter the authors conceptualize the shifts in mobile gaming through two key rubrics—ambient play and digital wayfaring—that help to coalesce the multiple forms of domestic, ... More

Boundary Management and Communication Technologies  

Marta E. Cecchinato and Anna L. Cox

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
We live in a world of communication overload, where there is a wide range of platforms and devices to choose from, each providing massive content, offering different affordances, and ... More

The Changing Nature of Knowledge and Service Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines  

Crispin Coombs, Donald Hislop, Stanimira Taneva, and Sarah Barnard

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
One of the most significant recent technological developments concerns the application of intelligent machines to jobs that up to now have been considered safe from automation. These ... More

Computer-Mediated Communication and Mental Health: A Computational Scoping Review of an Interdisciplinary Field  

Adrian Meier, Emese Domahidi, and Elisabeth Günther

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
The relationship between computer-mediated communication (e.g., Internet or social media use) and mental health has been a long-standing issue of debate. Various disciplines (e.g., ... More

Conclusion: Cross-Cutting, Unique, and General Themes in the Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society  

Ronald E. Rice, Simeon J. Yates, and Jordana Blejmar

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
We conclude the Handbook of Digital Technology and Society by identifying topics that appear in multiple chapters, are more unique to some chapters, and that represent general themes across ... More

Contributions from the Sociology of Care in Latin America  

Karina Batthyány

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Jun 2020
This chapter aims to provide some insights into how care emerged as a subject of sociological study in Latin America through the lens of gender inequality. Since its emergence as an ... More

Digital Citizenship in the Age of Datafication  

Arne Hintz

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
“Digital citizenship” has become a prominent concept to understand the ways in which we interact with our social, political, and economic environment through digital infrastructures and how ... More

Digital Ecology of Free Speech: Authenticity, Identity, and Self-Censorship  

Yenn Lee and Alison Scott-Baumann

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
Through a thematic mapping of the current literature and a gap analysis of the field, the chapter sheds light on the discrepancies between emerging digital practices and established ... More

Digital Engagement and Class: Economic, Social, and Cultural Capital in a Digital Age  

Simeon J. Yates and Eleanor Lockley

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
This chapter focuses on a central and enduring issue in digital studies: digital inequalities, exclusion, or divides, with their changing emphases on access, use, skills, and positive and ... More

Digital Inclusion and Women’s Health and Well-Being in Rural Communities  

Sharon Wagg, Louise Cooke, and Boyka Simeonova

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
This review explores the role of digital inclusion in women’s health and well-being in rural communities. This involves reviewing existing research that focuses on the information ... More

A Digital Nexus: Sustainable HCI and Domestic Resource Consumption  

Nicola Green, Rob Comber, and Sharron Kuznesof

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
Humans beings in the 21st century face significant social and global change. Ever-evolving digital technologies are increasingly embedded in the material, economic, and socio-cultural ... More

Digital Technology for Older People: A Review of Recent Research  

Helen Petrie and Jenny S. Darzentas

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
This chapter reviews recent research on digital technology to support older people. The review concentrates on research emphasizing the design and evaluation of technologies used by older ... More

Digitizing Cultural Complexity: Representing Rich Cultural Data in a Big Data Environment  

Georgina Nugent-Folan and Jennifer Edmond

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
One of the major terminological forces driving information and communication technology (ICT) integration in research today is “big data.” The characteristics of big data make big data ... More

ESCR Review: Citizenship and Politics  

Simeon J. Yates, Bridgette Wessels, Paul Hepburn, Alexander Frame, and Vishanth Weerakkody

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
This chapter describes the analyses and results for the ESRC Domain of Citizenship and Politics, guided by two main questions: How digital technology impacts on our autonomy, agency, and ... More

ESCR Review: Governance and Security  

Simeon J. Yates, Gerwyn Jones, William H. Dutton, and Elinor Carmi

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
This chapter describes the analyses and results for the ESRC Domain of Governance and Security, guided by two questions: What are the challenges of ethics, trust, and consent in the digital ... More

ESRC Review: Data and Representation  

Simeon J. Yates, Liz Robson, Ronald E. Rice, and Elinor Carmi

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
This chapter describes the analyses and results for the ESRC Domain of Data and Representation, guided by the question: “How do we live with and trust the algorithms and data analysis used ... More

ESRC Review: Economy and Organizations  

Simeon J. Yates, Paul Hepburn, Ronald E. Rice, Bridgette Wessels, and Elinor Carmi

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
This chapter describes the analyses and results for the ESRC Economy and Organizations domain, guided by two main questions: How do we construct the digital to be open to all, sustainable, ... More

ESRC Review: Health and Well-Being  

Simeon J. Yates, Leanne Townsend, Monica Whitty, Ronald E. Rice, and Elinor Carmi

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
This chapter describes the analyses and results for the ESRC Domain of Health and Well-Being, guided by a three-part main question: “whether technology makes us healthier, better educated, ... More

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