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"Eric P. S. Baumer" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 13:30:46 -0500
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Non-use of Technologies: Perspectives and Approaches

This special issue provides an opportunity to rethink how we approach, study, 
and conceptualize human relationships with, and through, technology. The authors 
in this collection take a multiplicity of approaches on diverse topics to 
develop a rigorous theoretical understanding for non-use, setting crucial 
groundwork for future research.

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Why study technology non-use? 
Eric P.S. Baumer, Morgan G. Ames, Jenna Burrell, Jed R. Brubaker, Paul Dourish

Lines of power: Availability to networks as a social phenomenon 
David A. Banks

Pulling the plug visually: Images of resistance to ICTs and connectivity 
Ricardo Gomez, Kirsten Foot, Meg Young, Rose Paquet-Kinsley, Stacey Morrison

The gender-technology divide or perceptions of non-use? 
Neha Kumar

Technologies of avoidance: The swear jar and the cell phone 
Ethan R. Plaut

The user as network <>
Karen E.C. Levy

Smartphone resistance as media ambivalence 
Rivka Ribak, Michele Rosenthal

Exploring ethnographic techniques for ICT non-use research: An Amish case study 
Lindsay Ems

Entangled with technology: Engagement with Facebook among the young old 
Nancy A. Van House

Replicants, imposters and the real deal: Issues of non-use and technology 
resistance in vintage and software instruments 
Claes Thorén, Andreas Kitzmann

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