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Digital DomesticityMedia, Materiality, and Home Life$
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Jenny Kennedy, Michael Arnold, Martin Gibbs, Bjorn Nansen, and Rowan Wilken

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190905781

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190905781.001.0001

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(p.127) [4] Housekeepings
Digital Domesticity

Arnold Michael

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the significant and often invisible forms of “articulation work” (the work to keep things working) needed to maintain digital media in good working order and fit-for-purpose in the domestic media ecology. It considers the labor of investigating options for, making decisions about, and purchasing and setting up new technologies as well as their ongoing maintenance. This chapter examines both the work and who does the work of maintaining and managing digital media. It also examines the relations of power, authority, gender, labor, and expertise that go into decision making, appropriating, maintaining, and using household digital technologies. In doing so, it furthers empirical developments concerning the notion of domestic media ecologies.

Keywords:   digital domesticity, digital housekeeping, gender, technical competence, identity, digital content management, digital network management, labor, expertise

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