4. The Internet in Everyday Life: Exploring the Tenets and Contributions of Diverse Approaches

  1. Mia Consalvo2 and
  2. Charles Ess3
  1. Maria Bakardjieva

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314861.ch4

The Handbook of Internet Studies

The Handbook of Internet Studies

How to Cite

Bakardjieva, M. (2011) The Internet in Everyday Life: Exploring the Tenets and Contributions of Diverse Approaches, in The Handbook of Internet Studies (eds M. Consalvo and C. Ess), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314861.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Ohio University, USA

  2. 3

    Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, USA

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185882

Online ISBN: 9781444314861

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Keywords:

  • Internet in everyday life - tenets and contributions of diverse approaches;
  • newly emergent continent - on a map of Internet research;
  • Internet's impact on daily life - big picture of Internet use, and mundane activities;
  • Giddens' “second order” concept, and social and cultural theorists - concept of everyday life;
  • users, and how they understand - the medium, why they adopt or reject it;
  • different types of approach - to the Internet in everyday life;
  • Schutz's, and immediately experienced world - “fundamental and paramount reality”;
  • ambitions of HomeNet team - far beyond descriptive statistics of Internet uses;
  • authors, and co-construction, users and technologies - not remaining unchanged;
  • ultimate hope of project - practical strategies by and for users

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is Everyday Life?

  • The Surface Everyday: Measuring Trends and Impacts

  • The Deeper Everyday: Interpretation and Critique

  • Conclusion

  • References