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Computer gaming and territorial negotiations in family life
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. (ELSIE)
Barn och ungdomsvetenskap , Stockholms Universitet.
2009 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 16, no 4, 497-517 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines territorial negotiations concerning gaming, drawing on video recordings of gaming practices in middle-class families. It explores how private vs public gaming space was co-construed by children and parents in front of the screen as well as through conversations about games. Game equipment was generally located in public places in the homes, which can be understood in terms of parents' surveillance of their children, on the one hand, and actual parental involvement, on the other. Gaming space emerged in the interplay between game location, technology and practices, which blurred any fixed boundaries between public and private, place and space, as well as traditional age hierarchies.

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2009. Vol. 16, no 4, 497-517 p.
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space, place, digital games, negotiations, involved parenthood
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-87278DOI: 10.1177/0907568209343879ISI: 000271910900005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-87278DiVA: diva2:37651
Everyday life of working families in Italy, Sweden and the US
Available from: 2008-10-09 Created: 2008-10-09 Last updated: 2010-12-27Bibliographically approved

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