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Symbolic spaces of everyday life: work and leisure at home
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6903-141X
2006 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, Vol. 27, no 2, 119-132 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents an analysis of the role of the media in the symbolic construction of work and leisure at home. Dealing with individuals who represent a post-industrial and cultural labour market and who work mainly at home, the analysis focuses upon the ritual transformations of everyday life and the role of the media within it. Leaning on social interactionist Erwin Goffman and his concepts of regions and frames, as well as a dimension of the materiality of culture, this analysis combines a perspective on media use as ritual, transformations in everyday life and the organization of material space. From this perspective, the discussion penetrates the symbolic dimension of media use in defining borders of behaviour and activities in relations to work and leisure at home.

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2006. Vol. 27, no 2, 119-132 p.
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everyday life, home, work, ritual, media use, material culture
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-8698OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-8698DiVA: diva2:419015
Available from: 2011-05-25 Created: 2011-05-25 Last updated: 2015-07-17Bibliographically approved

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