How it Operates and Approaches to Tackling it
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This anthology contributes to creating awareness on how digital ageism operates in relation to the widely spread symbolic representations of old and young age, the (lack of) representation of diverse older individuals in the design, development, and discourses and in the actual algorithms and datasets. 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 and became ingrained into human existence. 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.
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List of Contributors
Introduction: Digital Ageism in data societies Andrea Rosales, Jakob Svensson, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol
- "Forever young?". Digital technology, ageism, and the (non-) ideal user Francesca Comunello, Simone Mulargia and Francesca Ieracitano
- Life Stage or Age? Reviewing perceptions of oldest digital technologies users. Jane Vincent
- Silicon Valley Ageism – Ideologies and Practices of Expulsion in the Technology Industry
Justyna Stypińska , Andrea Rosales and Jakob Svensson
- Technology culture as youth oriented
- The Marketing of Technology Products for Older People: Evidence of Visual Ageism Loredana Ivan and Eugène Loos
- Human-Computer Interaction Research on Ageism: Essential, Incipient, and Challenging Sergio Sayago
- Age bias on the move: The case of smart mobility Maria Sourbati
- Challenging gendered and ageing normative stereotypes on Instagram Inês Amaral and Ana Marta M. Flores
- Ageism in a sheltered housing for older adults: an intersectional approach Roser Beneito-Montagut, Andrea García-Santesmases and Daniel López-Gómez
- Coping in the culture of connectivity: how older adults make sense of living with digital ageism
- Tackling ageism in sociotechnical interventions: An actor-network analysis of Digital Storytelling workshops with care home residents
Sarah Wagner and Akiko Ogawa
- Digital and personal networks: Interactions in later life. Evidence from six Latin American countries Roxana Barrantes, Silvana Manrique and Daniela Ugarte
- 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: old age as a social periphery Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol
Andrea Rosales is an Associate Professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya on communication, technology, and society. She focuses on the challenges of data societies, particularly in relation to ageism. She uses a critical perspective to analyse the impact of artificial intelligence and counterbalance the intrinsic power relationships of digital technologies.
Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol is an associate professor of Digital Communication at the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and a senior researcher with the Communication Networks and Social Change research group – IN3 research institute (UOC). She is interested in interdisciplinary approaches in the Social Sciences field and uses mobile communication as an entry point to analyse power relations. At present, her research focuses on analysing the intersection between digital (mobile) communication and the ageing process, and the challenges hyper-digitization and hyper-datafication create in our societies.
Jakob Svensson is a full Professor in Media and Communication Studies at Malmö University, Sweden, School of Arts and Communication. His research interests include (digital) media and empowerment, technology cultures, and political communication.