Mobile Communication and Leisure Practices in a Connected World

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC13 Sociology of Leisure (host committee)

Language: English

Today mobile phones have come to be our catalysts of time. All current research shows that people spend two or three hours using them for accessing social media, videogames and other utilities. While in the recent past these uses were mostly done by children and young people, now it is also the adults and the old people that use mobile phones for entertainment during their leisure time. Ranging from information services to apps for mulptiple uses such as fitness, health, etc., people’s daily leisure practices are more and more mediated by apps. How does this phenomen develop in different countries? Can apps become a tool for collective action for specific social and political issues?
Session Organizers:
Fabio Massimo LO VERDE, University of Palermo, Italy and Gianna CAPPELLO, University of Palermo, Italy
Alan LAW, Trent University, Canada
Oral Presentations
Leisure Time: Meaningful or Addiction: A Case of Whats App
Madhu NAGLA, Department of Sociology, M.D.University, Rohtak, India, India
Leisure for Well-Being: The Z Generation’s Mood
Fabio Massimo LO VERDE, University of Palermo, Italy
Turning Leisure into (Unpaid) Labour. a Marxist Critique of Television “Watching” in the Web 2.0.
Gianna CAPPELLO, Department of Cultures and Society - University of Palermo, Italy
Appnography: Queering Digital Ethnography for an App-Based World
Harrison OAKES, University of Waterloo, Canada; Luc COUSINEAU, University of Waterloo, Canada; Corey JOHNSON, University of Waterloo, Canada
Mobile Phones and Adolescents: Leisure in Their Hands
Rashmi JAIN, Department of sociology, University of Rajasthan, India
Exploring the Power Dynamics in an Online Sports Fan Community
Nadina AYER, University of Waterloo, Canada; Ron MCCARVILLE, University of Waterloo, Canada