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Impersonal Intimacy: Habit and the Mobile Digital Device

Southerton, Clare


The growing presence of smartphones and other mobile digital devices, always within reach and already deeply embedded in everyday life, has been met with considerable anxiety. Concerns have been raised that we are perpetually distracted by our devices, alienated from the intimate relations that are proper to human sociability and that, consequently, social life as we know it is being irrevocably changed. Though often charged with distracting us from the social...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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