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With the intensifying use of social media in many realms of everyday life, even parenting is manifesting a public dimension. Whereas one might regard parenting as a private activity undertaken within the home, the use of social media to highlight the joys and trials of child-rearing has put parenting under the digital spotlight. Parents are keen to...
In contemporary society, people are located in media ecosystems wherein a variety of ICT devices and platforms coexist and complement each other to fulfil users’ heterogeneous requirements. These multi-media affordances promote a highly hyperlinked and nomadic habit of digital data management which blurs the long-standing boundaries between informa...
The rapid advancement of new digital technologies, such as smart technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, robotics, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), is fundamentally changing the nature of work and increasing concerns about the future of jobs and organizations. To keep pace with rapid disruption, companies need to...
In contemporary society, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are widely cherished for helping transnational households preserve a coherent sense of familyhood despite geographical separation. By virtue of the constant connectivity bestowed by ICTs, international migrants and their left-behind family members can remain involved in the...
In contemporary society, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are widely cherished for helping transnational households preserve a coherent sense of familyhood despite geographical separation. Despite ICTs having positive benefits for the maintenance of long-distance intimacies, digital asymmetries characterized by gaps in routines, em...
The adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the domestic sphere has the potential to challenge the existing power hierarchy and relational structure of the household. In particular, new dynamics of parent–child relationship may emerge due to different accessibility to, experiences of, as well as values about ICTs between ad...
Growing numbers of Chinese mothers relocate overseas with their children to puruse better educational opportunities. As de facto ‘single parents’ in the host society, these Chinese ‘study mothers’ have to overcome acculturation challenges while paving the way for their children to quickly adapt and thrive in an alien environment. Mobile communicati...
This study aims to explore Chinese parents’ experience of using mobile phone apps that support their parenting of their school-going children. The project will help to advance a concept known as transcendent parenting (Lim, 2019) that argues that the intensifying use of mobile communication services in parenting duties intensifies the parenting burden and more adversely, denies children the opportunities to develop independence and autonomy. As China is avidly embracing technology in all aspects of daily life, especially in the micro-coordination of children’s schedules, the insights gathered will help to attain a broader understanding of this phenomenon and its social implications.
This research aims to track the nature of workplace digital disruption in Singapore and determine how individual workers and organisations can best respond to the challenges of disruption.