Conceptualising the Spatial Dimension of 'The Culture of Everyday Life' in light of the Growing Mobile Use of Connected Media

Ike Picone, Cédric Courtois

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Abstract

Recently however, changing media use practices enabled by the affordances of new digital and mobile technologies have come to challenge our understanding of this idea of context. Especially "the spatial dimensions of social and cultural processes" (Dahlgren, 2009, p. 151) are gaining increased attention within social sciences., Media practices that once were bound to take place at shared domestic spaces are experienced beyond, increasingly complicating the obscuring boundaries between what is considered public and private. Hence, the spatial dimension involves more than simple geography; it readily becomes a theoretic dimension in a world where 'space' can be constituted by communication processes that may be quite different to 'place'.

In this paper, we aim to further investigate the theoretical challenges of this evolution for audience research. This implies striving for a conceptualization of audiences that takes into account their mobility. From a methodological point of view, we raise questions as to how our current methodologies require adaptation to grasp the user as he moves form one socio-spatial context to the other.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPaper presented at the Open Conference of the COST Actions ISO906. Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies: The Future of Audience Research. 5-7 February, Ljublijana.
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2014
EventOpen Conference of the COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies: The future of audience research: Agenda, theory and societal significance - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 5 Feb 20147 Feb 2014

Conference

ConferenceOpen Conference of the COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies: The future of audience research: Agenda, theory and societal significance
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period5/02/147/02/14

Keywords

  • online news use
  • context

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