Connecting Families: The Impact of New Communication Technologies on Domestic Life

TitleConnecting Families: The Impact of New Communication Technologies on Domestic Life
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsNeustaeder, C., S. Harrison, and A. Sellen
Series TitleCSCW
Number of Pages157
PublisherSpringer
CityLondon
ISBN Number978-1-4471-4191-4
Abstract

Family life is complex and dynamic. It forms a core part of our existence. Underpinning family life, isfamily connection: how families not just communicate with each other, but how they share their lives and routines, how they engage in social touch, and how they negotiate being together, or being apart. This book explores the various ways in which family members “connect” within the same household, across distance, or across time. It investigates the impact of new communication technologies on domestic life and the changing nature of connection across a variety of family relationships, including couples, parents and children, adult siblings, and grandparents and grandchildren.

URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4192-1
DOI10.1007/978-1-4471-4192-1