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Caring relationships online in later life

Beneito-Montagut, Roser, Begueria, Arantza and Cassian, Nizaia 2016. Caring relationships online in later life. Gerontechnology 15 (suppl) , p. 146. 10.4017/gt.2016.15.s.856.00

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Abstract

This paper particularly investigates the affective relationships that participants maintain online and how caring relationships are built in online contexts, with a particular focus on social media and mobile technologies. Through the analysis of these types of relationships online we explore how quotidian acts of (i)organisation (micro-organisation); (ii) online sharing and civic participation (interests, hobbies, political views, and so on), and (iii) caring interactions contribute to building a sense of being copresent through social media. Finally, we define more closely the particular kind of affective relationships that we have called caring relationships.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Publisher: International Society for Gerontechnology
ISSN: 1569-1101 1569-111X
Funders: ACUP
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 11:33
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/101833

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