Information and Communication Technologies in Everyday Life: A Concise Introduction and Research Guide

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"Bringing together empirical and theoretical research in a coherent way, Leslie Haddon offers a fresh approach to understanding ICTs and everyday life. He covers topics in key areas, such as 'the digital divide'; children, youth and ICTs; the dynamics of ICTs within households; social networks and ICTs; and time, movement and public space in relationship to ICTs. Drawing on a broad variety of studies from different countries, Haddon considers the potential, or feared, social consequences of ICTs. Throughout, he analyzes what factors are shaping
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Overview

"Bringing together empirical and theoretical research in a coherent way, Leslie Haddon offers a fresh approach to understanding ICTs and everyday life. He covers topics in key areas, such as 'the digital divide'; children, youth and ICTs; the dynamics of ICTs within households; social networks and ICTs; and time, movement and public space in relationship to ICTs. Drawing on a broad variety of studies from different countries, Haddon considers the potential, or feared, social consequences of ICTs. Throughout, he analyzes what factors are shaping the debates surrounding ICTs in daily life." With its international approach, this book will be invaluable to professionals, policymakers and students who work in the field of ICTs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859737934
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/29/2004
  • Series: New Technologies/New Cultures
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie Haddon is Visiting Research Associate, London School of Economics.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Uneven patterns of adoption and use of ICTs 13
3 Children, youth and ICTs 31
4 Managing relationships through and around ICTs 55
5 Social networks and ICTs 71
6 Time and ICTs 87
7 Movement, public spaces and ICTs 99
8 Changing life circumstances and ICTs 117
9 The careers of ICTs 135
10 Conclusions 155
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