Digital Media Practices in Households
Title
Digital Media Practices in Households
Subtitle
Kinship through Data
Price
€ 89,00
ISBN
9789462989504
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
206
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Table of Contents
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Acknowledgements
List of Figures
Chapter 1: Introduction
Meet Rika
Methods
Digital Kinship as Intimate Mundane Co-presence
Friendly Surveillance and Care at a Distance
Kinship Across Three Cities, Generations and Cultures
*Shanghai
*Tokyo
*Melbourne
Structure of the Book
SECTION 1: DIGITAL KINSHIP
Chapter 2: Platform Genealogies
Japan: LINE: A Post 3/11 Social Media
China: WeChat
Melbourne: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram
Locating the Platforms Across the Sites: Paralinguistics (Emojis/Stamps/Stickers)
Chapter 3: Friendly Social Surveillance
Understanding Contemporary Surveillance: A Familial Model
Care at a Distance: Examples of Families and Friendly Surveillance
*Melbourne
*Tokyo
*Shanghai
Cultural Understandings of Friendly Surveillance
SECTION II: PLAYFUL KINSHIP
Chapter 4: Digital Gifts and Rituals
The Cultural Dimensions of Gifts and Rituals
Digital Gifts and Domestic Care
Digital Gifts as Intimate Co-presence
Keeping While Giving
Conclusion: Gifts of Presence/Presents
Chapter 5: Playful Haptics in Families
Reading Gestures
Haptic Play and Screens
Haptic Rhythms
Haptic Play Poetry
Haptic Play Cadences (Co-?present Frequency)
Conclusion: Playful Encounters
SECTION III: VISUALIZING KINSHIP
Chapter 6: Personal Visual Collecting and Self-Cataloguing
Sharing and Non-sharing, Group Archive or Self-catalogue
*Tokyo
*Melbourne
*Shanghai
Conclusion: Sharing and Non-?sharing
Chapter 7: Visual Generational Genres
Co-present Eating: Sharing Food Moments
Co-present Mobility: Sharing Travel Experiences
Conclusion
SECTION IV: CO-FUTURING KINSHIP
Chapter 8: Re-imagining Digital Care and Health
Mundane Mobile Games as Quotidian Digital Health
Applified and Datafied: Quantified Self and Digital Health Feeling Data
Chapter 9: Quotidian Care at a Distance
Informal Care
Digital Care
WeChat and Informal Care
Careful Apps in Melbourne
Conclusion
Chapter 10: Conclusion
Continuity and Discontinuity
Implications for Digital Media Practices in Households
Index
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Digital Media Practices in Households

Kinship through Data

How are intergenerational relationships playing out in and through the digital rhythms of the household? Through extensive fieldwork in Tokyo, Shanghai and Melbourne, this book ethnographically explores how households are being understood, articulated and defined by digital media practices. It investigates the rise of self-tracking, quantified self and informal practices of care at distance as part of contemporary household dynamics.
Authors

Larissa Hjorth

Larissa Hjorth is a digital ethnographer, artist, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Design & Creative Practice Platform at RMIT University, Australia. She is a Visiting Professor at the Center for Co*Design at Osaka University, Japan.

Kana Ohashi

Kana Ohashi is a postdoc fellow at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan.

Jolynna Sinanan

Jolynna Sinanan is a senior research fellow at in the School of Media and Communication at University of Sydney, Australia.

Heather Horst

Heather Horst is Professor and Director of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, Australia.

Sarah Pink

Sarah Pink is Professor and Director of the emerging technologies lab at Monash University, Australia. She is Visiting Professor at Halmstad University, Sweden and Loughborough University, UK, and Guest Professor at Free University, Berlin, Germany.

Fumitoshi Kato

Fumitoshi Kato is a Professor at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan.

Baohua Zhou

Baohua Zhou is a Professor and Assistant Dean at the School of Journalism, Fudan University. He is Director of the new media communication master program and associate director of Media and Public Opinion Research Center at Fudan University.