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The global smartphone : beyond a youth technology.

Publisher: [London] : UCL Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Global Smartphone presents the results of a global comparative research project that investigates how older people use smartphones.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1225068836
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781787359642 1787359646 9781787359611 1787359611
OCLC Number: 1250015108
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Chapter summaries --
List of figures --
List of abbreviations --
List of contributors --
Series Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
1 Introduction --
The smart and the phone --
An outline of our project --
The fieldsites --
Bento, São Paulo, Brazil --
Cuan, Ireland --
Dar al-Hawa, Al-Quds (East Jerusalem) --
Kampala, Uganda --
Kyoto and Kōchi, Japan --
NoLo, Milan, Italy --
Santiago, Chile --
Shanghai, China --
Thornhill, Dublin, Ireland --
Yaoundé, Cameroon --
History of the smartphone --
Anthropology and other disciplines Externalities --
Conclusion --
Notes --
2 What people say about smartphones --
The state and the media --
Citizenship and consensus --
Commerce: the smartphone and app industries --
People's discourse and ambivalence --
The unambivalent --
Fake news --
Academic studies of these discourses --
Conclusion --
Notes --
3 The smartphone in context --
Smartphones as objects --
Smartphones and status --
The cost of smartphones --
Problems of access --
Screen Ecology --
Social Ecology --
Networks --
Conclusion --
Notes --
4 From apps to everyday life --
Introduction: not starting with apps The app interviews --
Scalable Solutionism --
How the world changed the app --
Health beyond solutionism --
Apps and screens --
Where do apps come from? --
Conclusion --
Notes --
5 Perpetual Opportunism --
Opportunistic photography --
Maps/movement/travel --
News and information --
Audio entertainment --
Conclusion --
Notes --
6 Crafting --
Crafting: the artisanal transformation of smartphones and lives --
Crafting the individual --
Relationships --
Religion --
Cultural norms --
Conclusion --
Notes --
7 Age and smartphones --
Youth and intergenerational relationships How smartphones make people younger --
Teaching and learning smartphone skills --
Specialist apps and devices --
Problems and benefits associated with smartphones --
Conclusion --
Notes --
8 The heart of the smartphone: LINE, WeChat and WhatsApp --
A brief history --
The visual expression of emotions and care --
The transformation of family --
From family to community --
WhatsApp and religion --
The useful app --
Commerce and corporations --
Conclusion --
Notes --
9 General and theoretical reflections --
Introduction --
The Transportal Home --
Beyond the anthropomorphic machine The Relational Smartphone --
Contradiction and ambivalence --
Surveillance --
Care --
Ideology, privacy and the fine line between care and surveillance --
Conclusion: 'smart from below' --
Notes --
Appendix: methodology and content --
The context --
Ethnography --
Comparison and generalisation --
Ethics --
Dissemination --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
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The Global Smartphone presents the results of a global comparative research project that investigates how older people use smartphones.

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