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Domestication analyses and the smartphone

Haddon, Leslie ORCID: 0000-0001-7338-7232 (2020) Domestication analyses and the smartphone. In: Ling, Rich, Fortunati, Leopoldina, Goggin, Gerard, Lim, Sun Sun and Li, Yuling, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 14-28. ISBN 9780190864385

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Identification Number: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190864385.013.1


The chapter first outlines the history of the domestication concept and how it evolved when applied by different researchers. This is then exemplified through diverse domestication studies of the mobile phone. In the case of the smartphone, the form of domestication analysis in part reflects how it is framed more generally (e.g., as mobile media or the mobile Internet), the level of the analysis (e.g., on the device or on an app), and which users are being considered. Two case studies, of older (9–16 years) and younger (0–5 years) subjects, are described to show how different domestication analyses are possible, in this case influenced by the age of the child. A typology is provided to illustrate some of the factors shaping domestication analyses.

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Additional Information: © 2020 Oxford University Press
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 12:06
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2024 08:07

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