Digital kinships: Intergenerational locative media in Tokyo, Shanghai and Melbourne

Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Sarah Pink, Baohua Zhou, Fumitoshi Kato, Genevieve Bell, Kana Ohashi, Chris Marmo, Miao Xiao

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Drawing on three vignettes developed as short-term ethnographies (Pink and Morgan 2013) with families in Tokyo, Shanghai and Melbourne in November 2013, this chapter outlines a framework for conceptualizing the mundane ways in which locative media are used. In all three locations, we conducted in-depth interviews involving scenarios of use and solicited a-day-in-your-life narratives from family members. As we illustrate, the comparison of three different cultural contexts enables an exploration of multiple configurations in the adoption of locative media-including the uneven development of locative media, their uses and their intergenerational uptake.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of New Media in Asia
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781317684985
ISBN (Print)9781138026001
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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