Homelessness and Mobile Communication: Precariously Connected (Hardcover)

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Homelessness and Mobile Communication: Precariously Connected (Hardcover)


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This book examines how mobile phones and the internet have become a vital part of the everyday lives of people experiencing homelessness. But the access mobile phones provide is costly, insecure and limited, producing an experience of being precariously connected. Drawing on findings of research conducted with over one hundred young people, families and adults experiencing homelessness in Australia and the United States, this book analyses homelessness as a mediated condition and explores the underpinning processes that shape digital disparities. It contributes to scholarship on mobile communication and inequality, highlighting the digital patterns, issues and difficulties of a group disproportionately affected by service reform and developments in digital citizenship, smart cities and algorithmic governance.

Dr Justine Humphry is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures at the University of Sydney (Australia). Her research examines the cultural and political implications of digital media in everyday life and the lived realities of techno-marginalisation. A key concern of her research is the consequences of mobile, smart and datadriven technologies for under-represented and excluded communities.
Product Details ISBN: 9789811938375
ISBN-10: 9811938377
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: October 21st, 2022
Pages: 215
Language: English