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Smartphone Cultures


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List of Figures and Tables


1. Introducing Smartphone Cultures (Jane Vincent and Leslie Haddon)

Part I Infrastructure and Applications

2. Circuit(s) of affective infrastructuring: Smartphones and Electricity (Maren Hartmann)

3. Mobile Betting Apps: Odds on the Social (Cesar Albarran-Torres and Gerard Goggin)

Part II Understanding Family Consumption

4. Parental practices in the era of smartphones (Cristina Ponte, Jose Alberto Simoes, Claudia Lampert, and Anka Velicu)

5. Older People, Smartphones and WhatsApp (Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol and Andrea Rosales)

Part III Developing domestication through empirical studies

6. Domestication and social constraints on ICT use: Children's engagement with smartphones (Leslie Haddon)

7. Domesticating Smartphones (Troels Fibaek Bertel)

Part IV Managing Sociability

8. Collective uses of mobile phones in the global South: Cultural diversity among low-income groups in Brazil and in South Africa (Carla Barros)

9. Adolescents and Smartphones: Coping with overload (Maialen Garmendia. Miguel Casado del Rio, Estefania Jimenez)

10. Addiction or emancipation? Children's attachment to smartphones as a cultural practice (Giovanna Mascheroni)

Part V Regulating the Smartphone

11. Smartphones in the classroom: Current practices and future visions. Perspectives from teachers and children (Sofie Vandoninck, Marije Nouwen, Bieke Zaman)

12. Experiences of writing on smartphones, laptops, and paper in the digital age (Sora Park and Naomi S. Baron)

13. Student's preferences for smartphones versus other media within their academic study (Jane Vincent, John O'Sullivan, Christopher Lim and Manuela Farinosi)


14. Concluding Smartphone Cultures (Leslie Haddon and Jane Vincent)



About the Author

Jane Vincent is Senior Researcher and Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science and member of EU COST Actions examining print and digital media, and media issues in ageism. Jane is co-editor of publications including Social Robots from a Human Perspective and Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology from a Global Perspective, and Electronic Emotions, the mediation of emotions via information and communication technologies Leslie Haddon is Senior Researcher and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, author of Information and Communication Technologies in Everyday Life, co-author of The Shape of Things to Consume and Mobile Communications: An introduction to New Media, editor of The Contemporary Internet and co-editor of Everyday Innovators, The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology, Generational Use of New Media, Kids Online and Kids Risk and Safety Online.

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