[Air-l] Internet = toaster = habitual use
pamh at cc.gatech.edu
Fri Jun 6 20:04:45 PDT 2003
I'm not certain that this is in line with what you are thinking, but the
work that comes to mind for me is:
Cowan, R. S. (1983). More Work for Mother: the Ironies of Household
Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave. New York: Basic Books,
Pam Hassebroek, Ph.D. Student
Information and Communications Policy
School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0345, U.S.A.
From: air-l-admin at aoir.org [mailto:air-l-admin at aoir.org]On Behalf Of
Denise N. Rall
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 1:48 AM
To: air-l at aoir.org
Subject: Re: [Air-l] Internet = toaster = habitual use
I am still going on habituation. I am thinking of the
book _Home_ by someone like Witvald Rybenscki (whew, I
will have to mail in later with the cite as I cannot
remember it). Who talked about 'home' (I am taking off
from 'habitas' here - on the arrival of the culture of
the home) - and I hope not to mean Martha Stewart
here, but she plans her role in the 21st century home,
This author (mispelled above) said the culture of home
came from the Brits, and more specifically, Jane
Austen, in the sense of the comfortable or cozy home,
the domesticity that we often think of today.
I was also thinking to further tie these concepts of
home use in with habitual use, there would also be
some level of consumption centered around the internet
in the home. "home consumption" and that the home
moved, in England, from the center of production to
the center of consumption.
I was exactly thinking of domestication and
Silverstone, thanks to another writer - but also that
domestication - the Scandanavians have done a lot of
work on that, how technology is included in the home
as a domestic practice. Don't have anything too
specific in mind here, there are many later
anthologies, this is the only one I had kicking around
in Endnotes: Women, work and computerisation: Forming
new alliances.(1989) K. Tijdens and e. al. Amsterdam,
There's tons more work here to be done on this.
"Stupidity is not just a lack of content; it's also a process"
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