Involved parenthood in digitally mediated interaction

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This article focuses on how involved parenthood and teenage autonomy are interactionally constructed in digitally mediated interactions. Through analysis of teenagers’ and their parents’ text messages plus ethnographic observations and interviews, I argue that teenagers play a significant part in their parents’ involvement practices. I also make evident the versatile nature of digitally mediated involvement practices. For instance, the smart phone does not only enable the parents to be involved in the teenagers’ whereabouts and wellbeing, the parents also grant their children freedom because of the sense of security
the smart phone provides. Furthermore, while the teenagers reach out to their parents for mundane everyday questions, they also show independency and care towards their parents in the digitally mediated interactions.
TidsskriftLanguage & Communication
Sider (fra-til)49-60
StatusUdgivet - 2022

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