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The multiplicities of Internet addiction : the misrecognition of leisure and learning

Author: Nicola F Johnson
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction contests the claim that computers - specifically Internet use - are addictive, arguing that the use of the Internet is now a form of everyday leisure engaged in by many people in Western society and one which is reflective of the benefits and employment of computers within society. Offering an analysis of the nature of addiction alongside the evaluation of the current day
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Johnson, Nicola F., 1976-
Multiplicities of Internet addiction.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009
(DLC) 2008035557
(OCoLC)244177193
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola F Johnson
ISBN: 9780754695417 0754695417 9781315555430 1315555433
OCLC Number: 320776051
Description: 1 online resource (156 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction. Addiction : it got your attention --
1. Internet addiction : contrasting viewpoints --
2. When do we say 'too much'? : being cautious about 'over-use' and virtual reality --
3. Technological development and childhood play : the changing nature of everyday leisure --
4. Bourdieu's theory of practice --
5. Introducing some teenage technological experts : digital insiders --
6. The blur between leisure, learning and expertise --
7. Internet addiction in the lives of teenagers --
8. New forms of privilege --
9. Misrecognition of the practice of leisure --
Conclusion. Reframing our gaze on Internet addiction.
Responsibility: by Nicola F. Johnson.

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This timely volume contests the popular claim that computers are addictive by arguing that using the internet is now a form of everyday leisure engaged in by many in Western societies. Offering an  Read more...

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