Generational Use of New Media

Generational Use of New Media


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Generational Use of New Media examines and contrasts how younger and older people, representing different generations, engage with the new media that they increasingly encounter in everyday life. Exploring the various assumptions about the degrees to which younger and older people are more or less willing to use, or are capable of using, new media, the social circumstances under which they do so and the very design of those media, this book critically examines the gap that is assumed to exist between younger users of new media and older non-users. Thematically organised and offering comparative analyses of the generational use of new media and technology, this timely volume presents the latest research and rich new empirical material gathered in the EU, USA and Hong Kong, to reflect on societal practices and the practical implications of building a more inclusive information society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409426578
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/12/2012
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Eugène Loos is Professor of Old and New Media in an Ageing Society in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and co-editor of 'The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology' Leslie Haddon is Researcher and Associate Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK, and co-editor of 'The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology'. Enid Mante-Meijer was Professor Emerita at Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and co-editor of 'The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology'.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Eugène Loos, Leslie Haddon and Enid Mante-Meijer; Part I Young People Using New Media: Parental mediation of internet use: evaluating family relationships, Leslie Haddon; Teenagers, the internet and morality, Joke Bauwens; Family dynamics and mediation: children, autonomy and control, Gustavo Cardoso, Rita Espanha and Tiago Lapa; Digital natives: discourses of exclusion in an inclusive society, David Herold. Part II Barrier Free Information for Older People: Being the oldest old in a shifting technology landscape, Jan-Erik Hagberg; Modelling older adults for website design, Dana Chisnell and Janice (Ginny) Redish; The ticket machine challenge: social inclusion by barrier-free ticket vending machines, Günther Schreder, Karin Siebenhandl, Eva Mayr and Michael Smuc. Part III Younger and Older People Using New Media: A Contrastive Analysis: Building intergenerational bridges between digital natives and digital immigrants: attitudes, motivations and appreciation for old and new media, Giuseppe Lugano and Peter Peltonen; Age and internet skills: rethinking the obvious, Alexander van Deursen; Getting access to website health information: does age really matter?, Eugène Loos and Enid Mante-Meijer; Conclusion, Eugène Loos, Leslie Haddon and Enid Mante-Meijer; Index.

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