This anthology contributes to creating awareness on how digital ageism operates in relation to the widely spread symbolic representations of old and young age around digital technologies, the (lack of) representation of diverse older individuals in the design, development, and marketing of digital technologies and in the actual algorithms and datasets that constitute them. It also shows how individuals and institutions deal with digital ageism in everyday life.
In the past decades, digital technologies permeated most aspects of everyday life. With a focus on how age is represented and experienced in relation to digital technologies leading to digital ageism, digitalisation’s reinforcement of spirals of exclusion and loss of autonomy of some collectives is explored, when it could be natural for a great part of society and represent a sort of improvement.
The book addresses social science students and scholars interested in everyday digital technologies, society and the power struggles about it, providing insights from different parts of the globe. By using different methods and touching upon different aspects of digital ageism and how it plays out in contemporary connected data societies, this volume will raise awareness, challenge power, initiate discussions and spur further research into this field.
The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
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Introduction: Digital Ageism in data societies
Andrea Rosales, Jakob Svensson, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol
1. "Forever young?". Digital technology, ageism, and the (non-) ideal user
Francesca Comunello, Simone Mulargia and Francesca Ieracitano
2. Life Stage or Age? Reviewing perceptions of oldest digital technologies users.
3. Silicon Valley Ageism – Ideologies and Practices of Expulsion in the Technology Industry
Justyna Stypińska , Andrea Rosales and Jakob Svensson
4. Technology culture as youth oriented
5. The Marketing of Technology Products for Older People: Evidence of Visual Ageism
Loredana Ivan and Eugène Loos
6. Human-Computer Interaction Research on Ageism: Essential, Incipient, and Challenging
7. Age bias on the move: The case of smart mobility
8. Challenging gendered and ageing normative stereotypes on Instagram
Inês Amaral and Ana Marta M. Flores
9. Technological ageism in a sheltered housing for older adults: an intersectional approach
Roser Beneito-Montagut, Andrea García-Santesmases and Daniel López-Gómez
10. Coping in the culture of connectivity: how older adults make sense of living with digital ageism
11. Tackling ageism in sociotechnical interventions: An actor-network analysis of Digital Storytelling workshops with care home residents
Sarah Wagner and Akiko Ogawa
12. Digital and personal networks: Interactions in later life. Evidence from six Latin American countries
Roxana Barrantes, Silvana Manrique and Daniela Ugarte
13. Contrasting Ageism in Research on Older Adults and Digital Technologies: a Methodological Reflection
Emma Garavaglia, Alessandro Caliandro, Giulia Melis, Emanuela Sala and Daniele Zaccaria
Conclusion: Production, transmission and reproduction of ageist practices