1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Media and Technology Domestication

Edited By Maren Hartmann Copyright 2023
    528 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of media domestication – the process of appropriating new media and technology – and delves into the theoretical, conceptual and social implications of the field’s advancement.

    Combining the work of the long-established experts in the field with that of emerging scholars, the chapters explore both the domestication concept itself and domestication processes in a wide range of fields, from smartphones used to monitor drug use to the question of time in the domestication of energy buildings. The international team of authors provide an accessible and thorough assessment of key issues, themes and problems with and within domestication research, and showcase the most important developments over the years.

    This truly interdisciplinary collection will be an important resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and academic scholars in media, communication and cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, cultural geography, design studies and social studies of technology.

    Chapter 3 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license.

    Maren Hartmann: "One Life Is Not Enough" – Another kind of introduction

    PART I – (Re-)thinking domestication

    Sonia Livingstone: (Re-)thinking domestication: introduction

    1. Eric Hirsch: Domestication and personhood

    2. Thomas Berker: Domestication as user-led infrastructuring

    3. Corinna Peil and Jutta Röser: Conceptualizing re-domestication: theoretical

    reflections and empirical findings to a neglected concept

    4. Carolina Martìnez and Tobias Olsson: Making domestication research policy


    5. David Morley and Maren Hartmann: A dialogue on domestication

    6. Tem Frank Andersen and Peter Vistisen: The dark side of domestication?

    Individualization, anxieties and FoMO created by the use of media


    PART II – Extending domestication

    Lars Bajlum Holmgaard Christensen: Extending domestication: introduction

    7. Rich Ling: Domesticating mobile communication by women in the Global


    8. Sun Sun Lim and Tricia Marjorie Fernandez: The ceaseless domestication of

    mobile communication in Asia: benefits, trade-offs and responses

    9. James Odhiambo Ogone: Nuanced domestication of social media: intrigues of

    situated cultural affordances in Kenyan local ecologies of knowledge

    10. Hans Peter Hahn: The domestication of smartphones: lessons from case

    studies in Africa

    11. Jo Helle-Valle and Ardis Storm-Mathisen: Domestication theory: reflections

    from the Kalahari

    PART III – Technologizing and designing domestication

    Marianne Ryghaug: Technologizing and designing domestication: introduction

    12. Knut H. Sørensen: Processes of incorporation. The relationship between

    socialization and domestication of technoscience

    13. Vera Klocke: Sitting on the sofa, watching television: methodological

    reflections on the study of material articulations

    14. Iohanna Nicenboim: Data domestication: exploring sensors in the future

    everyday through design fiction

    15. Mika Pantzar: A journey from domestication approaches to practice-based


    16. Ignacio Siles: The mutual domestication of users and algorithms: the case of


    PART IV – (Counter-)domesticating media and technologies

    Shangwei Wu: (Counter-)domesticating media and technologies: introduction

    17. Maria Bakardjieva: Domesticating the domesticators: where have all the

    agents gone?

    18. Jo Pierson: Counter-domestication through infrastructural inversion: user

    empowerment in digital platforms

    19. Maren Hartmann: Rooflessness running wild? Taming technologies, taming our fears

    20. Lorian Leong: Configuring the "Cuban Internet": a networked domestication


    21. Kristian Møller: Feeling good, feeling safe: domesticating phones and drugs in


    PART V – Contextualising domestication?

    Niklas Strüver: Contextualising domestication?: introduction

    22. Yang Wang: Understanding and resolving the "content-context conundrum" in

    ICT domestication research

    23. Ida Marie Henricksen: Situational domestication: personal technology and

    public places

    24. Faltin Karlsen: The digital detox camp: practices and motivations for reverse


    25. Kristine Ask: Unpacking play: a domestication perspective on digital games

    26. Larissa Hjorth, Ingrid Richardson, Hugh Davies and Will Balmford: Playing at


    27. Leslie Haddon: Variety within domestication research: time, perceptions and


    PART IV – Homing in on domestication?

    David Waldecker: Homing in on domestication?: introduction

    28. Deborah Chambers: Lockdown screen worlds: the domestication and re-

    socialization of Zoom

    29. Stephen J. Neville and Alex Borkowski: Broken domestication: the resonant

    politics of voice in gendered technology

    30. Justine Lloyd: What do women want? Radio's gendered domestication

    31. Johanna L. H. Birkland: Domestication and older adults – changing definitions of

    home and family

    32. Leah Jerop Komen: M-learning: appropriating social media for Pedagogy in


    33. Jenny Kennedy and Indigo Holcombe-James: Digital inclusion and domestication


    Maren Hartmann is a Professor of Communication and Media Sociology at Berlin University for the Arts, Germany.