Researching New Media and Social Diversity in Later Life

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Cecilie Givskov, Mark Deuze

As societies are ageing and mediatising at the same time, it becomes both timely and relevant to develop particular perspectives on the role and meaning of media for older people. The diversity and inequality in the lived experience of the ageing population in the new media environment constitutes a blind spot in current research. In this essay we bring literatures of (cultural) ageing studies, and (new) media studies into conversation with each other by asking what future directions for research on older people and their media lives from the particular perspective of social diversity could be. We propose three key interventions: developing a focus on social stratification and inequality broadly conceived; designing research with a life course perspective rather than reducing people to age groups; and focusing empirical work on media repertoires looking at the various ways people ‘do’ media.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNew Media & Society
Vol/bind20
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)399-412
Antal sider14
ISSN1461-4448
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018

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