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Author Johnson, Nicola F., 1976-

Title The multiplicities of Internet addiction : the misrecognition of leisure and learning / by Nicola F. Johnson
Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2009]


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Description 156 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction. Addiction : it got your attention -- 1. Internet addiction : contrasting viewpoints -- 2. When do we say 'too much'? : being cautious about 'over-use' and virtual reality -- 3. Technological development and childhood play : the changing nature of everyday leisure -- 4. Bourdieu's theory of practice -- 5. Introducing some teenage technological experts : digital insiders -- 6. The blur between leisure, learning and expertise -- 7. Internet addiction in the lives of teenagers -- 8. New forms of privilege -- 9. Misrecognition of the practice of leisure -- Conclusion. Reframing our gaze on Internet addiction
Summary "The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction contests the claim that computers - specifically Internet use - are addictive, arguing that the use of the Internet is now a form of everyday leisure engaged in by many people in Western society and one which is reflective of the benefits and employment of computers within society. Offering an analysis of the nature of addiction alongside the evaluation of the current day usage of computers, this volume explains how new learning spaces have developed which are also sites of leisure."
"With a discussion of this everyday practice constituting both leisure and learning in this digital age, The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction informs our understanding of the discourses surrounding Internet addiction and our grasp of the emerging relationships between leisure and our learning, as well as the increasing blur between our private and public spheres. Presenting a detailed empirical study of home computer use, this book will be of interest not only to sociologists of culture and popular culture, but also to scholars of media, ICT and education."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [133]-151) and index
Subject Internet -- Social aspects.
Internet addiction.
Behavior, Addictive -- psychology.
Attitude to Computers.
Internet -- statistics & numerical data.
Psychosocial Deprivation.
LC no. 2008035557
ISBN 9780754674962 alkaline paper