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Title:
Mobile Communication and the Family / edited by Sun Sun Lim.
Published:
Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint : Springer, 2016.
Edition:
1st ed. 2016.
Description:
1 online resource (XIII, 187 pages 4 illustrations in color.) : online resource.
Series:
Mobile communication in Asia : local insights, global implications,
Summary:
This volume captures the domestication of mobile communication technologies by families in Asia, and its implications for family interactions and relationships. It showcases research on families across a spectrum of socio-economic profiles, from both rural and urban areas, offering insights on children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. While mobile communication diffuses through Asia at a blistering pace, families in the region are also experiencing significant changes in light of unprecedented economic growth, globalisation, urbanisation and demographic shifts. Asia is therefore at the crossroads of technological transformation and social change. This book analyses the interactions of these two contemporaneous trends from the perspective of the family, covering a range of family types including nuclear, multi-generational, transnational, and multi-local, spanning the continuum from the media-rich to the media have-less. ℓ́ℓToo long the subject of myths and stereotypes, Asian familiesℓ́ℓ lives are here sensitively analyzed in all their diversity in order to grasp how culture shapes and is shaped by the meaningful appropriation of new digital technologies within the home. In this welcome volume, authors expert across a range of countries and cultures unpack the emerging practices of technology domestication and use that matter to children and their families. Gender, religion, tradition and migration emerge as striking sources of asymmet ry, while emotional and relational bonds are often enhanced rather than undermined by familiesℓ́ℓ uses of technology.ℓ́ℓ Sonia Livingstone, Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics ℓ́ℓRanging from the dilemmas of Filipino mothers who are trying to manage their families while overseas, to the struggle for control between Indonesian children and their parents over cell phone use ℓ́ℓ and most everything in between ℓ́ℓ this savvy collection of insightful studies from Asia lends new depth and insight concerning the paradoxes of mobile communication. As such, it is an important, nuanced addition to the understanding of the way communication technology challenges and re-creates social relationships.ℓ́ℓ Professor James Katz, Feld Family Professor of Emerging Media & Executive Director, Center for Mobile Communication Studies, Boston University.
Contents:
Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Authors; Chapter 1: Asymmetries in Asian Families' Domestication of Mobile Communication; Technology Domestication in the Mobile Age; Values/Intimacies/Strategies; About This Book Series; References; Part I : Values; Chapter 2: Desiring Mobiles, Desiring Education: Mobile Phones and Families in a Rural Chinese Town; The Education and Technology Landscape; Education in China: Considering the Broader Learning Context; Emerging Mobile Technologies in China: Approaches and Issues; Methodology; Discussion.

Discourse: Mobile Phones as the Antithesis of Education Mobile Desires vs. Educational Desires; Educational Ingenuity; Conclusion: Understanding Education through Mobile Phones; References; Chapter 3: Balancing Religion, Technology and Parenthood: Indonesian Muslim Mothers' Supervision of Children's Internet Use; Introduction; Indonesia's Evolving Media Landscape; Islamic Perceptions of the Internet; Muslim Women's Position in Indonesian Society; Mothers' Roles in Parental Mediation of ICT Use; Methodology; Mothers' Perceptions of the Internet; Parental Mediation Strategies.

Balancing Religious Ideals with Practical Realities Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Helping the Helpers: Understanding Family Storytelling by Domestic Helpers in Singapore; Introduction; Literature Review; Use of ICTs by Migrant Workers; Family Storytelling; Use of ICTs in Family Storytelling; Methodology; Findings; Domestic Helpers Use of ICTs for Family Storytelling; Stories for Sensemaking; Stories for Identity Formation; Types of Experiences Not Shared; Discovering Stories Not Previously Shared; Discussion; Conclusion; Appendix: Profile of Interviewees; References.

Part II : IntimaciesChapter 5: Mobile Technology and "Doing Family" in a Global World: Indian Migrants in Cambodia; Globalisation, Migration and New Communication Technologies; The Transnational Perspective; Family, Remittances and ICTs; Background: Indian Migrants in Cambodia; Methodology; Survey; Interviews; Socio-economic Characteristics of the Migrants; Mobile Phone Penetration and Ownership; Asian Migration and the Family; "Doing Family" Among MNS; "Doing Family" Among the Professionals; Communication and the Quality of Life; Remitting Money as "Doing Family"; Conclusion.
Notes:
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Bibliography:
ReferencesChapter 6: The Cultural Appropriation of Smartphones in Korean Transnational Families; Literature Review; Methodology; Connected Presence in Transnational Families; Mobile Parenting and Family Norms; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: Empowering Interactions, Sustaining Ties: Vietnamese Migrant Students' Communication with Left-Behind Families and Friends; Introduction; Technology Domestication by Families; Methodology; Findings; Nhung; Van; Nam; Discussion; Empowering Interactions and Sustaining Ties; Building Potential Social Capital with Left-Behind Friends.
Other Authors:
Lim, Sun Sun, editor.
ISBN:
9789401774413

9401774412

9789401774390

9401774390
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