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Ageing with smartphones in urban Italy: care and community in Milan and beyond

Author: Shireen Marion Walton
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy explores ageing and technology amidst a backdrop of rapid global technological innovation, including mHealth (mobile health) and smart cities.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walton, Shireen
Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy
London : UCL Press,c2021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shireen Marion Walton
ISBN: 9781787359741 1787359743 9781787359710 1787359719 9781787359758 1787359751
OCLC Number: 1250075198
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Chapter summaries --
List of figures --
Series Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
1 Introduction --
Movement and mobilities --
Introduction to Milan --
Introduction to the fieldsite --
NoLo: what's in a name? --
Methodology: urban digital ethnography --
The approach --
The people --
Notes --
2 Experiences of ageing: policies, perceptions and practices --
Introduction: (how) does age matter? --
Ageing actively in focus --
Ageing and care --
Care responsibilities --
Badanti (care workers) Case di riposo, case di cura (retirement and care homes) --
Midlife and retirement: time, desire, freedom and money --
Time and freedom --
Money, time and financial precarity --
The bridge generation --
Conclusion: ageing at present --
Notes --
3 Everyday life, activities and activisms --
Introduction --
Seasonal rhythms --
Individual rituals and routines --
Space and place --
Activities --
Being together online and offline --
Conclusion --
Notes --
4 Social relations: social availability --
Introduction --
Kinships and social practices: traditional and contemporary perspectives La famiglia (the family) --
Casa (house/home) --
Nonna (grandmother) --
Vivere da sola/o (living alone) --
Privacy and autonomy --
Public and private lives --
Conclusion --
Notes --
5 Smartphones: constant companions --
Introduction --
Introductory portraits --
Local infrastructure and information --
Smartphone discourses --
Disinformation and misinformation --
Apps --
WhatsApp --
Talking without talking (parlare senza parlare) --
Audio messages --
Visual communication: memes and stickers --
Talking and expressing care --
Objects of everyday life --
Conclusion --
Notes 6 Health and care in digital times --
Introduction --
The national healthcare system in Italy and in Lombardy --
The development of digital health in Italy --
Health apps --
Self-sufficiency and digital technologies --
Care and communication --
Googling for health --
Conclusion --
Notes --
7 Coming of age with smartphones --
Introduction --
Mahmood's victory --
Dina --
Dina and Noor --
Seconde generazioni and '2G' youth in Milan --
Digital connections and identities across borders --
Conclusion --
Notes --
8 Life purpose: narratives of ageing --
Introduction --
Awareness and awakenings --
Ugo Augustina --
Umberta --
Transnational mobilities and well-being --
Crises and contradiction --
Conclusion: the moving self and the smartphone --
The existential object --
Notes --
9 Conclusion: threading together --
Introduction --
Being and becoming together --
Age(ing) and beyond --
Ageing with smartphones: a 'constant companion' for the contemporary world --
Conclusion: ageing together, differently --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Back Cover
Responsibility: Shireen Walton.

Abstract:

Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy explores ageing and technology amidst a backdrop of rapid global technological innovation, including mHealth (mobile health) and smart cities.

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