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dc.contributor.authorDuque, Marília
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-05T15:38:06Z
dc.date.available2022-08-05T15:38:06Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220805_9781787359963_14
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/57804
dc.description.abstractWith people living longer all over the world, ageing has been framed as a socio-economic problem. In Brazil, older people are expected to remain healthy and autonomous while actively participating in society. Based on ethnographic research in São Paulo, Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Brazil shows how older people in a middle-class neighbourhood conciliate these expectations with the freedom and pleasures reserved for the Third Age. Work is what bonds this community together, providing a sense of dignity and citizenship. Smartphones have become of great importance to the residents as they search for and engage in new forms of work and hobbies. Connected by a digital network, they work as content curators, sharing activities that fill their schedule. Managing multiple WhatsApp groups is a job in itself, as well as a source of solidarity and hope. Friendship groups help each to download new apps, search for medical information and guidance, and navigate the city. Together, they are reinventing themselves as volunteers, entrepreneurs and influencers, or they are finding a new interest that gives their later life a purpose. The smartphone, which enables the residents to share and discuss their busy lives, is also helping them, and us, to rethink the very representation of ageing.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAgeing with Smartphones
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTC Communication studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.otheranthropology
dc.subject.othertechnology
dc.subject.otherageing
dc.subject.otherurban studies
dc.subject.otherBrazil
dc.subject.othersmartphones
dc.subject.otherethnography
dc.subject.othersciology
dc.subject.othermedia studies
dc.subject.othercommunication studies
dc.subject.otherarea studies
dc.titleAgeing with Smartphones in Urban Brazil
dc.title.alternativeA work in progress
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787359963
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781787359963
oapen.relation.isbn9781787359970
oapen.relation.isbn9781787359987
oapen.relation.isbn9781787359994
oapen.relation.isbn9781800083387
oapen.imprintUCL Press
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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