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Book Chapter: Desiring Mobiles, Desiring Education: Mobile Phones and Families in a Rural Chinese Town

TitleDesiring Mobiles, Desiring Education: Mobile Phones and Families in a Rural Chinese Town
Authors
KeywordsChina
Education
Mobile phones
Rural
Family
Issue Date2016
PublisherSpringer
Citation
Desiring Mobiles, Desiring Education: Mobile Phones and Families in a Rural Chinese Town. In Lim, Sun Sun (Ed.), Mobile Communication and the Family: Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication, p. 13-32. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer, 2016 How to Cite?
AbstractThis chapter draws on ethnographic data to examine the relationship between mobile communication technologies (especially mobile phones) and learning in a small rural town in North China. Building on a wide body of literature that emphasises the enduring importance of education within Chinese culture, this chapter demonstrates how contemporary attitudes towards learning become constructed and expressed through mobile phone use. The chapter illustrates how most rural parents regard mobile phones as having an adverse impact on their offspring’s academic achievement and are keen to limit their usage. Young people nevertheless continue to find ways of accessing and using mobile phones, including creatively appropriating such devices for their own (formal and informal) learning. The chapter calls for greater consideration of the multiple domains of society that such technologies cut across – including school, family and elsewhere – in order to expose the specific instances where mobile telecommunications interact with educational ideals.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224991
ISBN
Series/Report no.Mobile Communication in Asia: Local Insights, Global Implications

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, T-
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T03:35:08Z-
dc.date.available2016-04-18T03:35:08Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationDesiring Mobiles, Desiring Education: Mobile Phones and Families in a Rural Chinese Town. In Lim, Sun Sun (Ed.), Mobile Communication and the Family: Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication, p. 13-32. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer, 2016-
dc.identifier.isbn9789401774390-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224991-
dc.description.abstractThis chapter draws on ethnographic data to examine the relationship between mobile communication technologies (especially mobile phones) and learning in a small rural town in North China. Building on a wide body of literature that emphasises the enduring importance of education within Chinese culture, this chapter demonstrates how contemporary attitudes towards learning become constructed and expressed through mobile phone use. The chapter illustrates how most rural parents regard mobile phones as having an adverse impact on their offspring’s academic achievement and are keen to limit their usage. Young people nevertheless continue to find ways of accessing and using mobile phones, including creatively appropriating such devices for their own (formal and informal) learning. The chapter calls for greater consideration of the multiple domains of society that such technologies cut across – including school, family and elsewhere – in order to expose the specific instances where mobile telecommunications interact with educational ideals.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer-
dc.relation.ispartofMobile Communication and the Family: Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMobile Communication in Asia: Local Insights, Global Implications-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.subjectEducation-
dc.subjectMobile phones-
dc.subjectRural-
dc.subjectFamily-
dc.titleDesiring Mobiles, Desiring Education: Mobile Phones and Families in a Rural Chinese Town-
dc.typeBook_Chapter-
dc.identifier.emailMcDonald, T: mcdonald@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityMcDonald, T=rp02060-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-017-7441-3_2-
dc.identifier.hkuros257466-
dc.identifier.spage13-
dc.identifier.epage32-
dc.publisher.placeDordrecht, the Netherlands-

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