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Locating the Mobile

Understanding Mundane Locative Media Practice in Households

Authors: Hjorth, L., Pink, S., Horst, H., Kato, F., Zhou, B., Sinanan, J., Ohashi, K.

  • Holds value for scholars and students across a wide range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, media and communication studies, design, and cultural geography
  • Discusses new media through the lens of the habitual textures of everyday existence 
  • Presents inter-generational and cross-cultural analysis through case studies drawn from Melbourne, Australia; Shanghai, China; and Tokyo, Japan
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This open access book explores the often contradictory relationship between kinship and digital change and upheaval. The authors develop the idea of ‘digital kinship’ as a conceptual avenue through which to examine the role of the digital and wider issues concerning cultural and family practices and routines. The examples outlined in the book confirm the diverse ways in which locative media are incorporated into the daily life of households. The ‘digital,’ ‘visual,’ and ‘playful kinships’ discussed provide three useful methods for exploring this theme by addressing histories and memories. This approach allows the researchers to examine embodied and affective features of mundane everyday life that involve digital media practices. 

About the authors

Larissa Hjorth is Professor in the Games Program at the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia. 
Sarah Pink is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University, Australia. 
Heather Horst is Professor of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia. 
Fumitoshi Kato is Professor in the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University, Japan. 
Baohua Zhou is Professor and Assistant Dean at the School of Journalism at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. 
Jolynna Sinanan is Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Media and Communications at RMIT University, Australia. 
Kana Ohashi is a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University, Japan. 


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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Locating the Mobile
Book Subtitle
Understanding Mundane Locative Media Practice in Households
Authors
Series Title
Digital Ethnography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
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eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67128-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67127-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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